Ministry of Health (Turkey)

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Ministry of Health
Sağlık Bakanlığı
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Headquarters of Ministry of Health in Ankara, Turkey.
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Jurisdiction Government of Turkey
Headquarters Ankara
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Health (Turkish : Sağlık Bakanlığı) is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for health affairs in Turkey. The last minister is Recep Akdağ, holding the position from 2013 to 2017. [1]

Turkish language Turkic language (possibly Altaic)

Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around ten to fifteen million native speakers in Southeast Europe and sixty to sixty-five million native speakers in Western Asia. Outside Turkey, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state.

Recep Akdağ Turkish physician and politician

Recep Akdağ is a Turkish physician and politician. He is a member of parliament for the province of Erzurum from the Justice and Development Party. He currently serves as the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey since 19 July 2017, and served as Minister of Health from 2016 to 2017, having previously served between 2002 and 2013.


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