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The Turkish government health insurance, SGK (Sosyal Güvenlik Kurumu),

Under the SGK health insurance you are entitled to healthcare in the state
hospitals and clinics. Coverage includes most health problems including operations,
treatments, and pregnancy.

Some private hospitals accept SGK, you will have to pay towards the cost of your
treatment but at heavily discounted rates - typically 30% - 70%.

Plastic surgery is not covered under the SGK health insurance.

For a married couple you will pay approx. 300,00 TL per month for this insurance. (this price increases every year) If you have any dependents under the ages of 18 they are also covered under this policy.

For a single person you will also pay approx. 300,00 TL per month for this insurance policy.

You must hold a Turkish residency permit and living in Turkey on a permanent basis to apply for SGK health insurance.

A full set of doctors reports from a state hospital showing that you do not have any pre-existing chronic condition must be presented on application.

For further information please see;
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