Dr. Buğra Buyrukçu

Current legal status in Turkey

In the scope of the Health Regulation on Traditional and Complementary Medical Practices (Official Gazette dated 27 October 2014 and numbered 29158) of the General Directorate of Health Services of Ministry of Health, phytotherapy practice certificate trainings will be organized for Physicians and only certified physicians will apply phytotherapy.

The physician must be knowledgeable about herbal medicines and it is important for the physician to complete the medical treatment with an appropriate combination of herbal products and to gain the trust of his patient in order to avoid herbal drug use out of his sight and control.