Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
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 Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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