2011 08 20

Turkish field hospital gives life in Somalia

Field hospitals set up by Turkey’s Ministry of Health in Somalia give life to people who have been suffering diseases related to the worst famine and drought that hit Horn of Africa in 60 years.

Field hospitals, which also served to Syrian refugees who escaped from violence in Syria and took shelter in southern province of Hatay, are now serving in Somalia.

The field hospital including 8 tents and having a capacity of 50 beds are carried on six containers. Power generators also provide electricity in the African country where power shortages are very common.

A modern operating room for surgeries, separate observation rooms for men and women and laboratories that are able to handle all kinds of analysis are present at the field hospital.


  • Heavy mist in Konya

    Fog blankets Seydisehir town as two hikers are seen on the top of Kupe mountain in Konya, Turkey on December 25, 2015.

  • Burst water pipe forms icy waterfall in Turkey’s Van

    A man takes a selfie as water sprayed meters into the air, freezing to form icicles after the freezing cold in the neighborhood of Muradiye led to the explosion of a water pipeline at the Sarimehmet Dam in Van, Turkey on December 25, 2015.

  • Winter in Turkey’s Bitlis

    A man walks on snow passing by trees of which the branches got frozen Bitlis province of Turkey on December 22, 2015.

  • SpaceX successfully lands its first reusable rocket

    A handout picture made available by SpaceX on 22 December 2015 shows SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully landing upright at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on 21 December 2015. Private space flight company SpaceX successfully returned a rocket to Earth following a satellite launch on 21 December after two earlier attempts failed.

  • Introduction of ‘Erzurum Winterfest’ in Turkey’s Ankara

    Two women take selfies inside a snow globe during the introduction of "Erzurum Winterfest" at Genclik Park in Ankara, Turkey on December 16, 2015.


  • Safranbolu Houses

    Safranbolu Houses, featured in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, are being restored by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey. 

  • 5000 more licensed tourist guides

    The number of licensed tourist guides has risen to 12,517 in 2010, from 7,658 eight years ago. 

$113 billion

The total amount of Turkish exports in 2010

  • Every student has Internet Access

    Every school in Turkey now has ADSL internet connection.  

  • Investing in Farmers

    Turkey increased agricultural investments in the past 10 years from 1.8 billion TL to 9 billion TL.  

  • Record Growth in Technology Sector

    The Turkish technology sector grew 19.4% in 2010, closing the year with 17.5 billion TL revenue. 

  • Government Takes Care of Traffic Accident Victims

    The government now covers all medical expenses of those injured in traffic accidents. 

  • Scholarship to Returning Academics

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey now offers 3. 250 TL monthly scholarship to returning academics who complete their Ph.Ds abroad. 

  • Public debt ratio lowest in Europe

    The ratio of Turkey’s public debt to national income has dropped to 28.2 percent from 61.4 percent 10 years ago.  

  • First step for Turkish fighter jet

    Feasibility works have been launched for first Turkish fighter jet planned to be completed by 2023, the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. 

  • World Leader in Transit Passengers

    Carrying 18 million passengers in the Asia-Europe transit corridor in 2010, Turkey saw the highest increase in transit passenger numbers in the world. 

  • From Electricity Importer to Exporter

    Turkey increased electricity production from 31 thousand to 45 thousand megawatts in ten years and started selling electricity to Georgia, Syria and Greece.