Kadir Topbaş

Turkish politician

Kadir Topbaş (8 January 1945 – 13 February 2021) was a Turkish architect, businessman and politician. He was Mayor of Istanbul from 2004 to 2017. He was born in Yusufeli, Artvin. He was a member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Kadir Topbaş
Kadir Topbas at 38th Istanbul Vodafone Marathon (2) cropped.jpg
Mayor of Istanbul
In office
28 March 2004 – 22 September 2017
Preceded byAli Müfit Gürtuna
Succeeded byMevlüt Uysal
Mayor of Beyoğlu
In office
18 April 1999 – 28 March 2004
Preceded byNusret Bayraktar
Succeeded byAhmet Misbah Demircan
Personal details
Born(1945-01-08)8 January 1945
Yusufeli, Artvin, Turkey
Died13 February 2021(2021-02-13) (aged 76)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party (AKP)
Spouse(s)Özleyiş Topbaş
Children3
Alma materIstanbul University
AwardsROK Order of Cultural Merit Bo-gwan (3rd Class) ribbon.PNG Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (2014)

In November 2020, Topbaş was hospitalized for COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey.[1] He died on 13 February 2021 from multiple organ failure caused by COVID-19 treatment.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Koronavirüs tedavisi gören Kadir Topbaş'ın oğlundan açıklama". CNN Türk (in Turkish). 25 December 2020.
  2. "Kadir Topbaş yaşamını yitirdi". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 13 February 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  3. "Kadir Topbaş hayatını kaybetti (Kadir Topbaş kimdir?)" (in Turkish). NTV. Retrieved 13 February 2021.