The Republic Of Turkey's Health Care System

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The Republic of Turkey has gone to great lengths to transform their health care system to reflect the goals of the government, to make the health care system a vision of the 21st century and to provide quality health care without discrimination, delivered equally and honorable to all of its citizens. The philosophy of the Republic of Turkey is “let the man live so that the state lives” (AKDAG, 2011).
Demographics
Turkey is located in the Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia and is about the size of Texas. It is surrounded in the region by countries that are experiencing unrest and civil war, the continued surrounding instability worries the Turkish population (Atun, 2015). Turkey has the country of Iran to its east, Iraq and Syria to its southeast along with the Mediterranean Sea on its southern flank, Greece and Bulgaria to the west and north past the Black Sea is Russia, the Ukraine and Romania. The official language of Turkey is a Uralic-Altaic language with about 20 different dialects but, portions of the population speak Kurdish along with a variety of minor languages (Purnell, 2013). The current population is 77.8 million people with an average life expectancy of 72.5 years (Turkey Population, 2016)). The majority of the Turkish population is Sunni Muslim at 99 percent and approximately less than one percent Christians and Jews (Pozanti, 1995), additionally, the government does not mandate a religion. To describe the Turkish people in terms of their skin tones

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