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Why Health in Turkey?


Health care in Turkey is controlled by the Ministry of Health through a centralized state system. In 2003, the government introduced a far-reaching health reform program that increased the proportion of the budget allocated to health care and aimed to make a large proportion of the population healthy.


In our country, there're 42 health institutions accredited with JCI at international standards. Private, public, and university hospitals, especially in Istanbul and Ankara, are equipped with the highest technology in the world.


In many hospitals in Turkey, oncological treatments, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, aesthetic surgery, and eye and dental high-tech health services are provided. Cyberknife, robotic surgery, MRI, services, bone marrow, and organ transplantation can be performed in these hospitals. Interpretation services are available 24/7 in Arabic, English, German, and Russian for international patients in hospitals and on the 112 number in case of emergencies and 184 number in case of complaints. All doctors are obliged to have professional liability insurance and in case of any medical error or malpractice, the patient is immediately compensated by the insurance. All our hospitals serve according to national accreditation criteria and are audited twice a year.

Why Turkey?

  • The most important advantage of Turkey in medical tourism is the establishment of an umbrella structure to coordinate all health tourism activities and the development of a state policy.

  • Having a national airline brand that provides access from most flight destinations in the world, like THY,

  • Our health institutions use the most advanced technology in terms of technological infrastructure and closely follow the developments in the field of health,

  • Regional leader position in the infrastructure of Training and Research Hospitals,

  • Turkey ranks 2nd in the world in terms of the number of JCI-accredited hospitals.

  • Its important advantage in medical tourism is that it has many health-themed usable thermal resources, and the usable thermal resources are number 1 in Europe,

  • Presence of a positive image of Türkiye and Turkish people's tolerance,

  • The suitable climate of our country spread over 4 seasons,

  • Anatolia being the center of historical and touristic civilizations,

  • Being within a 3-hour flight distance, which can appeal to nearly one billion people around our country,

  • Turkey has a serious workforce potential with its young population,

  • Availability of highly specialized qualified human resources, especially medical staff,

  • Health services in Turkey are cheaper compared to other countries in Europe and America.

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