Turkish Medical Association Central Council

“Shame on you!”: Press release by The Turkish Medical Association Central Council

Translated from Turkish by Translators for justice
Source: http://www.ttb.org.tr/index.php/Haberler/utanin-5677.html

October 23rd, 2015


Two doctors, MD Yasemin Erenc Dokudan and MD Sercan Yuksel, who gave first aid services to the wounded inside Bezm-i Alem Mosque during the Gezi protests, were accused of “protecting offenders” and “littering in a mosque”, and have been tried and found guilty for “littering in a mosque.”

The two colleagues who were tried acted in accordance with a physician’s obligations by offering emergency medical assistance to the wounded people who needed their help, as they would to any other human being. Not only legally, but also in terms of universal ethical values, providing medical assistance to the wounded isn’t a criminal offense, but refusing to do so most surely is one.