Turkey, which has become a popular destination for health tourism, is eyeing medical visitors from Africa.

The Turkish health sector offers services at par with Europe and the U.S. but at more affordable rates.

Ali Ozturk, the head of medical consultancy company Care in Turkey, recalled the Africa Initiative launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the early 2000s.

“The Turkish hospitals established in Sudan and Somalia enabled us to see the demand for quality health service more clearly in Africa,” he told Anadolu Agency.

Ahmet Aksu, the chair of Health Diplomacy Association, said the number of foreign

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