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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Forensic Medical Procedure for Illegal Drug Users in Turkey

  • Open or CloseGurol Canturk1* and Ercan Seyhan2

    1Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

    2Department of Political Science and International Relations, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey

    *Corresponding author:Gurol Canturk, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Submission: January 18, 2024;Published: February 22, 2024

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2024.06.000640

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume6 Issue2


The European Drug Report states that there is widespread usage and availability of illegal drugs throughout the EU. The drug is still the most widely consumed illicit substance worldwide. Over the past few years, there has been a global surge in the usage of new psychoactive chemicals, which are synthetic compounds. The production of these substances with different formulas challenges professionals. In Turkey, cannabis is the most commonly used illegal substance. The legislative framework in Turkey and the Probation Measures put in place since 2005 are significant factors in the fight against the use of illegal substances. In Turkey’s penal institutions (prisons and jails), over one-third of the inmates and convicts are facing legal proceedings for offenses involving prohibited substances as of 2022. The significance of the matter for Turkey is highlighted by this number.

Keywords:Drug; Forensic medicine; Psychoactive substance; Cannabis

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