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Turkish doctors face prosecution for treating protesters

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6046 (Published 03 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6046
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Members of the Turkish Medical Association are to be prosecuted for allegedly breaking the law when they organised impromptu emergency care for injured anti-government protesters during political unrest in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in May 2013.

The Turkish health ministry is seeking to have the governors of the Ankara branch of the association (called the Ankara Chamber of Medicine) removed from office for organising “healthcare units …

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