Health Conditions in South Eastern Turkey, Gatekeepers 2008

Turkey 2008

By Shayla Harris

May 28, 2009

Rural villages in South Eastern Turkey are among the poorest in the country. The lack of development and affordable clinics has created a dire health situation for many in these regions. The following video takes a look at those affected by these conditions.

In the fall of 2008 12 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Turkey for a 10-day International Reporting Project (IRP) Gatekeeper Editors trip. They were accompanied by Shayla Harris of the New York Times, who shot video during the trip.