Turkish Medical Association

Turkish president takes opposition CHP leader to court upon 'pervert' debate

As Turkey's political leaders continue to trade harsh epithets in the aftermath of a sexual abuse scandal, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has filed yet another complaint against the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader on "insult" charges, demanding 100,000 liras in compensation for non-pecuniary damages.

Smokers in Turkey to not receive free cancer medicine

Turkey's social security body will not fund cancer treatment medicines for patients diagnosed with lung cancer who have ever had a smoking habit, according to a new regulation that went into effect on Feb. 3.

The Social Security Institution's (SGK) new regulation requires people with lung cancer to pay for their own treatment medicines if they have a smoking habit.

Five security officials wounded in operation to rescue stranded civilians in Cizre

Five security officials have been wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attack during an operation to rescue 28 injured civilians stranded in the basement of a building in the Cizre district of southeastern ??rnak province.

PKK militants in Cizre's Cudi neighborhood opened fire against security officials using rocket launchers early on Jan. 31.