Rahşan Ecevit (née Aral; 17 December 1923 – 17 January 2020) was a Turkish politician. She was the widow of Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit. She was the founder of the Democratic Left People's Party. From 1985 through 1987, she was the party's leader. In 2010, she was the party's chairman. Ecevit was born in Bursa, Turkey.
|Leader of the Democratic Left Party|
14 November 1985 – 13 September 1987
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Bülent Ecevit|
|Chairman of the Democratic Left People's Party|
17 January 2010 – 12 June 2010
|Preceded by||Hulki Cevizoğlu|
|Succeeded by||party closed|
Zekiye Rahşan Aral
17 December 1923
|Died||17 January 2020 (aged 96)|
Gülhane Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Turkey
|Political party||Democratic Left Party (1985–2009), Democratic Left People's Party (2009–2010), Republican People's Party (2010–)|
(m. 1946; died 2006)
|Alma mater||Robert College|
|Profession||Politician, writer & painter|
Ecevit died on 17 January 2020 at the age of 96.
- "Rahşan Ecevit". Archived from the original on 17 January 2020.
- Turkish politician, writer Rahşan Ecevit dies at age 97