International Symposium on Homeopathy and Joint Celebration of the International Hahnemann Day, Izmir/Turkey, 26-29 April 2012
The Turkish Classical Homeopathy Association, the Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) and the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH) jointly celebrated the International Homeopathy Day 2012 in Turkey to promote public and medical community's awareness of homeopathy in Turkey. The International Symposium on Homeopathy, held in Izmir on 27 April 2012, brought together important international and Turkish stakeholders to exchange information about the homeopathic medical doctrine, the current legal framework of medical doctors practicing homeopathy in all continents, its contribution to European and worldwide healthcare systems, as well as the current status of homeopathy in Turkey and the possibilities of its further development and its integration into the Turkish healthcare system.
As an important result of the joint meetings with the Turkish Health Ministry, the regulation regarding the selling and marketing of homeopathic remedies in pharmacies was passed by the Turkish Parliament on 17 May 2012. "The meetings we had together with LMHI President Dr. Matuk, Prime Vice-President Dr. Galassi and ECH President Dr. Nicolai in Ankara played a great role in this outcome!" emphazised Dr. Altunay Agaoglu, the LMHI's National Vice-President for Turkey.