Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Known for||First female Turkish doctor|
Safiye Ali (1891–1952) was the first Turkish woman to become a medical doctor. She was a graduate of Robert College in Istanbul. She treated the soldiers in the Turkish War of Independence, the Balkan Wars, and in World War I. She studied medicine in Germany in 1916, and opened her office in Istanbul in 1922.
Her name is given to a family health center in Istanbul.
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