Türkân Saylan (born 13 December 1935, Istanbul – Died 18 May 2009, Istanbul) is a Turkish medical doctor, academician, writer, educator and former President of the Association for Supporting Contemporary Life.
He was born on 13 December 1935 in Istanbul. He is the eldest of five children of Fasih Galip Bey, one of the first contractors of the Republican era, and Swiss Lili Mina Raiman (who took the name Leyla after her marriage). She attended Kandilli Primary School in 1944-1946 and Kandilli Girls' High School in 1946-1953. She graduated from Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1963. Between 1964-1968, she received her Dermatology and Venereal Diseases Specialization from SSK Nişantaşı Hospital.
In 1968, he started to work as a Chief Assistant at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. He received further education in England with the scholarship of the British Council of Culture in 1971, did short-term studies in France in 1974 and England in 1976, became an associate professor in 1972 and a professor in 1977. He was the Head of the Department of Dermatology at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine between 1982-1987, and the Director of the Leprosy Research and Application Center of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine between 1981-2001. She took part in the establishment of the “IU Women's Problems Research and Application Center” established in 1990, and worked as the assistant director and the coordinator of the Women's Health courses until 1996. She worked as a lecturer at the Dermatology Clinic until the end of 2002 and retired on 13 December 2002 she.
He started his studies on leprosy (leprosy) in 1976 and founded the Association and Foundation for Fight Against Leprosy. In 1986 he was awarded the “International Gandhi Award” in India. Until 2006, he was a consultant to the World Health Organization on leprosy. He is a founding member and vice president of the International Leprosy Union (ILU). He is a member of the European Academy of Dermato Venerology and the International Leprosy Association. He took part in the establishment of the Dermatopathology Laboratory, Behçet's Disease and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Polyclinics. Between 1981 and 2002, he volunteered as the Chief Physician of the Ministry of Health Istanbul Leprosy Hospital for 21 years.
He married in 1957 and had two sons from this marriage. He has two grandchildren, one of whom is a graphic designer and the other is a physician. Saylan, who has been suffering from breast cancer for the last 17 years, passed away on May 18, 2009 at 04.45:XNUMX. When he passed away, he was the Chairman of ÇYDD as a voluntary organization, the President of TÜRKÇAĞ and KANKEV Foundation and the President of the Association and Foundation for Fight Against Leprosy.
He is one of the founders of the Association for Supporting Contemporary Life (ÇYDD), which was established in 1989 with the aim of "preserving and developing Atatürk's principles and revolutions, and reaching modern people and modern society through modern education", and served as its President for a long time. In addition, he took part in the organization and performance of the 14 April 2007 Ankara-Tandoğan and 29 April 2007 Istanbul-Çağlayan Republic Meetings.
Apart from the Contemporary Life Support Association, he also held various positions in different non-governmental organizations, for example, he founded the "Faculty Members Association" formed in 1990 and during the first term II. He presided. She was also the founder and president of the Kandilli Girls High School Culture and Education Foundation (KANKEV), which was established for the high school she graduated from, and of the 'Turkish Contemporary Life Support Foundation' (TÜRKÇAĞ), which was also established in 1995.
Within the scope of the Ergenekon Operation, on April 13, 2009, the house where he lived and various centers of the ÇYDD he chaired were searched, some ÇYDD executives were detained, and many computers and documents were confiscated.