Statement to support members of the Turkish Medical Association

Brussels, January 2018

The European Junior Doctors Association sends support and solidarity to Turkish colleagues and in particular Council members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) who were arrested on 30th January 2018.

Physicians, like other citizens, have the fundamental right to freedom of speech and to alert Governments and other decision makers of the long-term health consequences
of war. Indeed as physicians our duty is to protect public health, and war is a major public health hazard.