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Government Control of Mineral Waters
Turkey has an abundant supply of mineral waters and hot springs. There are some in almost every province, of which there are sixty-three at present. With the exception of a few, these waters have never been exploited. The people call these waters "sour waters" and most people do not use them. The best known springs are those of Brussa, Yalova Havsa, Ilidja and Hassan Kale and the mineral waters of Afyon Kara-Hissar and Kissarna. Lately the government has taken a renewed interest in the Brussa and Yalova springs, where extensive improvements have been made. Brussa became the first capital of Turkey about 600 years ago. The springs there contain sulphur, iron and carbonate. The Yalova springs are said to be radioactive. The Red Crescent is for the benefit of the society exploiting the alkaline mineral waters of Afyon Kara-Hissar. Because of the increasing importance of
TURKEY. JAMA. 1931;96(22):1888–1889. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720480046023
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