The Turkish Health Ministry demanded from the Turkish Medical Association (TBB) a compilation of the names of all doctors who have treated anti-government demonstrators, the Times of London cited the TBB as saying Friday.
The medical association vowed to refrain from the Health Ministry's order to "immediately" providing the names of physicians and patients.
“We were notified that an investigation has been launched into the improvised clinics that treated the protesters,” the Times quoted Osman Öztürk, of the TBB as saying.
Turkey's Medical Association said that as of late Monday, 4,947 people had sought treatment in hospitals and voluntary infirmaries for injuries, ranging from cuts and burns to breathing difficulties from tear gas inhalation, since the unrest began more than 10 days ago.
Reuters contributed to this report.