Turkey, Politics

Turkey's Erdogan extends sympathy on demise of ex-PM’s wife

Wife of late Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, Rahsan Ecevit died at age of 97 on Friday

Erdoğan Çağatay Zontur   | 18.01.2020
Turkey's Erdogan extends sympathy on demise of ex-PM’s wife Rahsan Ecevit, the wife of the former Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit holding a press conference at her office in Ankara, Turkey. Rahsan Ecevit, wife of late Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, died at the age of 97 at a hospital in the capital Ankara, according to information received by Anadolu Agency on January 17, 2020. ( Rıza Özel - Anadolu Agency )

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences over the death of Rahsan Ecevit, the wife of former Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit. 

"On the occasion of the decease of our Founding President Rahsan Ecevit, President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences in a phone call," Onder Aksakal, the head of Democratic Left Party (DSP), said on Twitter.

Rahsan Ecevit was the founding member of the DSP.

She died on Friday at a hospital in the capital Ankara. Ecevit was 97 when she died of multiple organ failure.

Bulent Ecevit was the four-time prime minister of Turkey between 1974 and 2002.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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