Health Policies of Turkey and Neighboring Countries for Syrian Asylum Seekers

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Farook M. I., İLHAN M. N.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.31, no.1, pp.90-94, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2020.26
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-94
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey is a transit and final destination for many asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants because of its geographical location, cultural issues and hospitality. The following article is aimed to present the health policies applied to Syrian citizens who escaped the Syrian Crisis in 2011. To evaluate the topic in detail, legal basis of health policies of Turkey and the neighboring countries who accept Syrians as asylum seekers or refugees were evaluated. As the right of human access to health is vital and it is thought that this study will help the researchers and policy makers to understand the results of their efforts and compare the health care needs and access to health care of Syrian asylum seekers.