A transgender doctor has been banned from practising medicine after she allegedly broke the "code of ethics" for posting snaps of herself on the beach in a bikini.
The Turkish doctor claims the decision was purely political and an attempt to discourage other members of the LGBTQI community from pursuing careers in medicine.
Doctor Larin Kayatas told her more than 56,000 followers on Twitter that she had been banned from working as a doctor and in the civil service after a colleague filed a complaint against her for "immoral" behaviour.
Ms Kayatas, who trained for six-year to become a doctor, was dismissed from her post at a hospital in Istanbul on September 13 after one of her colleagues filed a complaint to the Presidential Communication Centre (CIMER).
She claims she spent years being targeted at work because of her sexuality and social media posts where she regularly posts about the struggles of the LGBTQI community in Turkey.
After being notified of her dismissal she took to social media to express her outrage at the decision which she believes is linked to the fact that she is transgender and attended a women's rights march earlier in the year.
The exact reason given for her dismissal was not made public.
She said that during a disciplinary meeting she was asked: "Why did you join the march? Are you trans?"
"How is being a trans woman a crime, and how on earth does it limit my ability to carry out my duties as a doctor?" she wrote on Twitter.
"I have worked my whole life to become a doctor. I went through six years of education and now my future has been shattered," she added.
Ms Kayatas says her basic rights have been violated and she will not give up as she embarks on bringing a legal challenge against the dismissal.
Social media users came out in support of Ms Kayatas posting numerous messages urging her to keep fighting against the allegedly prejudiced dismissal.
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