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Turkey is at the vanguard of a global trend of implementing universal health coverage. Building on that leadership position, Prime Minister Erdoğan has set a goal for Turkey to become a global leader in the delivery of health services over the next decade. A key element of developing the health care market in Turkey is expanding the country’s biopharmaceutical sector. For Turkey to meet its health care objectives, it needs to maintain a public policy environment that ensures adequate resources for health care and fosters innovation and investment in the biopharmaceutical sector. Too often, the government’s short-term cost containment polices have conflicted with its aspirations for ensuring Turkish citizens have access to needed innovative therapies and growing a biopharmaceutical sector.
 
 
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Rod Hunter
Rod Hunter
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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