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 current minister is Fahrettin Koca, serving since 10 July 2018.

Turkish language Turkic language mainly spoken and used in Turkey

Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, and sometimes known as Turkey 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.


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