New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
Turkey 27th October 27, 2014 new law on Regulations for Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practice. Read more in our article on Turkey
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012
Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Turkey. The law on practice of medicine states; “b) the physiotherapist, physiotherapy undergraduate education in the field belong to a faculty or Graduate schools graduated from the medical profession” (300).
In 1994, with the decision of the Council of Ministers, the “Physiotherapists Association of Turkey” and the ethical principles of the profession of physiotherapy was approved (300). Physiotherapist and Physiotherapist doctor are completely different terms for Turkey.
Physiotherapists have 2 years of education after high school and they cannot apply acupuncture. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is a 4-year residency program for medical doctors (289).
289. Dr. Altunay Söylemez Ağaoğlu. Turkish Classical Homeopathy Association. Izmir: Liga
Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI); 2012 [cited 2012 February 23]; Available from: http://liga.iwmh.net/index.php?menuid=1&reporeid=162.
300. Türkiye Fizyoterapistler Dernegi. ARTICLE 9 – No. 1219 dated 04/11/1928 on the Practice of Medicine and the Law San’atlarının Şuabatı following article is added.: The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT); 2012 [cited 2012 March 17]; Available from: http://www.efizyoterapist.