Democratic Physicians hold "Freedom for Şebnem teacher" vigil in Izmir

Democratic Physicians held the 3rd "Freedom for Şebnem teacher" vigil in front of the Izmir Medical Chamber.

Democratic Physicians held the 3rd "Freedom for Şebnem teacher" vigil in front of Izmir Medical Chamber against the arrest of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the President of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB).

The doctors were carrying a banner saying "Freedom for TTB Chairman Şebnem Korur Fincancı".

Social society and political party representatives attended the vigil, as did many citizens.

A press release was read by TTB member Münevver Türkmen Kaynakçı.

Stating that the discourses and actions of the TTB can be criticized, but these criticisms will only be meaningful if they are based on professional values ​​and fundamental rights, Kaynakçı said that making the TTB and Medical Chambers "side rooms" of the Ministry of Health will not benefit any physician.

Kaynakçı added: “In a country where the professional independence of the physician and the autonomy of the professional organization are ignored, the President of the TTB can be arrested and imprisoned by a political directive. No one has any guarantee for tomorrow.

Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı should be released immediately and the pressure on TTB should be ended. The Turkish Medical Association, regardless of who is in power, will continue to fight for physicians and with physicians, as it has in every period of its history. The wave goes away, the sand remains."