Shut down medical group, Turkish nationalist says

The Turkish Medical Association, representing 80 percent of Turkey’s doctors, should immediately be subject to legal sanction or shut down after calling for peace in reaction to Turkey’s ongoing operation in northern Syria, far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli was quoted as saying by leftist newspaper BirGün.

“The Turkish Medical Association is Turkophobic, it is a blemish on the face of medicine,” Bahçeli said.

“There must immediately be legal arrangements carried out or a lock must be put on its door.”

The association had committed treason, Bahçeli said, and must be punished for it.

He would willingly go to Afrin himself to participate in the operation and give up his life for his country if necessary, the 70-year-old said.