Agents with interested clients can contact the council directly with questions, Cakmak says, but it’s more common for them to go directly to a council member that facilitates the process. “There is a list of members on our website. They can directly link within that list and connect directly to the members as well,” Cakmak explains. And once connected, the agent’s role is relatively hands-off; the council’s membership contains Hilton, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Turkey, as well as facilitators like Holiday for Health and Medical Tourism Turkey who specialize in the niche, ensuring a smooth transition.
“Our slogan is, ‘We keep the world healthy,’” Cakmak says. “Patients come here with no home, and go back home with more hope and happiness.”