The regulations organizing foreign healthcare professionals’ work permit in Turkey went into operation on 22 February, 2012.
Minister of Health have been appointing foreign doctors to Family Health Centers especially in the suburban areas of Istanbul since July, 2015. Foreign doctors’ arrival to Turkey lead to various arguments in public. According to the public opinion it is not so clear whether these doctors can speak Turkish fluently. On the other hand, their professional competence is uncertain according to the Chamber of Physicians’ claim.
The Chamber of Physicians submitted a petition to the Directorate of Public Health and asked for foreign doctors’ education and diplome equivalency certificate.
Born and raised in Istanbul where I’m a medical student at YeditepeUniversity.