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[Editorial] Health-care crisis in Turkey: urgent actions needed

“When we finally entered, the emergency room was like a military base. There were sandbags lining the walls, men with guns everywhere. It wasn’t a hospital, it was a fortress”, said a resident of Cizre, a district in southeastern Turkey. The health-care crisis and allegations of pervasive grave human rights violations provoked by Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey over the past year is documented extensively in a new report released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) on Aug 9.