ANKARA

After collaborating with a U.S. non-profit group, Turkey is ready to build a commune for the elderly in order to promote healthy aging.

Gerontologist Dr. Kemal Aydin, also chairman of Turkey’s World Healthy Ageing Council (WHAC) says they are ready to launch a huge project of retirement tourism to host 1.5 billion retired people in the villages.

Representatives of We Care for Humanity (WCH) arrived in the capital Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the way forward with WHAC.

The collaboration aims to build the Eco-Palace for Humanity that will set Turkey apart as a leader in healthy aging globally.

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