Association Belge des Syndicats Médicaux

CPME Newsletter (guest article): On-going attacks on health workers and facilities in Turkey

We are facing an environment of escalating armed conflict in the period that followed the general elections of 7 June 2015. Unfortunately, health workers and health facilities too have been targeted in this environment of conflict in the region of South-eastern Anatolia.

During this period ambulances and health workers were hijacked or kept as hostage; health facilities and vehicles were targeted; and there were raids on hospitals and family health centres. Because of curfews health workers and patients could not reach health facilities.

 

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