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Turkey: The East-West Global Healthcare Crossroads
With one foot in Europe and the other in the Near East, Turkey is a vast land of diverse cultures and landscapes, ranging from the bustling commercial centers of Istanbul to the quiet agricultural villages of the eastern provinces. Now a major presence on the world’s economic and political scene, Turkey is poised to play its part in the global healthcare arena as well.

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Is Healthcare Overseas Safe?

Interestingly, the friends and family members of patients considering healthcare abroad ask this question more often than do the patients themselves. In fact, at least one friend or family member is virtually guaranteed to balk at the thought of your heading overseas for treatment. Most of these concerns are unfounded. They usually arise either from a lack of knowledge or from cultural myopia.
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