Turkey stepped up its ruthless campaign of repression of civil society this week by arresting and detaining the leaders of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA).
Demand an end to the persecution of medical professionals in Turkey.
The arrests came after the TMA issued a statement decrying war as a threat to public health. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded by calling the TMA “terrorist lovers” and disparaging its anti-war stance. Turkey has a history of persecuting medical workers, and this harassment is part of a wider government crackdown on civil society and political opposition, including professional medical associations.
Speak out for the protection of Turkish medical professionals.
You can help our Turkish colleagues today. Tell your ambassador of Turkey to demand that Turkish authorities immediately release the detained TMA leaders and halt the intimidation campaign against them – in the streets, in the media, and in the courts.
Demand freedom for detained medical professionals.