As in many other countries, burn injuries are a challenging healthcare problem in Turkey. Initial management of burn patients is very important for future morbidity and mortality. Therefore, the Turkish Ministry of Health prepared "National Burns Treatment Algorithm" aided by the Scientific Burns Council. The basic aim of this algorithm is to guide physicians in the treatment of burn victims until they reach an experienced burns center. The content of this algorithm is first aid, initial management, resuscitation, and transfer policy. The Council started to work on this algorithm in 2011. Various consultants, including general surgeons, pediatric surgeons, aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensive care physicians, revised the first draft and it was sent to eight education and research hospitals of the Ministry of Health, four universities, and seven non-governmental organizations. In the last quarter of 2012, the algorithm was finalized and approved by the Scientific Council, after which, it was approved by the Ministry of Health and published.