The district of Beytüşşebap is in the southeastern province of Şırnak, which is the province with the second-highest birthrate in the country, lacks a single obstetrician or gynecologist. Doctors appointed to districts in Şırnak frequently have resigned from their positions.
66 people from Istanbul and the neighboring province of Istanbul were poisoned after eating spinach this week, in what Istanbul health authorities consider to be a case of the vegetable being mixed with wild plants. According to food engineer Bülent Şık, the reason for poisoning is the chemical materials which plants produce to protect themselves from insects because large segment of those materials are toxins.
Half of all households in Turkey never buy toothpaste while yearly toothpaste consumption per person is only 100 grams. In developed countries people go to a dentist twice per year on average, while in Turkey 43 percent of the population has not been to a dentist in the last year.
545 women from the Netherlands have launched an online campaign for the purpose of raising awareness against a Turkish aesthetic clinic.