Safety in Istanbul

The terrible news about the terror attack in Ankara yesterday has reached us all. Our hearts are with  the victims and their families! This tragedy affects  all of us.


With regard to the upcoming WONCA Europe Conference in Istanbul,  there are  no changes in official travelling advices concerning Turkey  given by Western European countries.


The general advice is to avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings and subway hubs. We should remain extra vigilant, besides follow any instructions given by local authorities.


The security measures taken at the Halic Conference Center is described in the letter from its Director.


We feel assured that everything is done to keep the security at an adequate level and wish all participants welcome to Istanbul.


In the name of solidarity, it is our hope that international family physicians meet up and support our Turkish colleagues and fellowmen.


Job Metsemakers

President, WONCA Europe


Anna Stavdal

Vice President, WONCA Europe


Okay Basak

President TAHUD


Dilek Guldal

Chair, WONCA Europe 2015 Congress