Turkish Chamber of Physicians was set up in Istanbul in 1953. Istanbul Chamber of Physicians was one of the 23 chambers active across the country at the time. The building where it is based today was built in 1975. The chamber’s administration also changed during this year of growing social opposition. Istanbul Chamber of Physicians was an institution that took a stand in human rights and torture issues after the September 12, 1980 Coup as it did between 1975 and 1980, and still maintains its position.