Rahşan Ecevit

Turkish politician (1923-2020)

Rahşan Ecevit (née Aral; 17 December 1923[2] – 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.

Rahşan Ecevit
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Leader of the Democratic Left Party
In office
14 November 1985 – 13 September 1987
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBülent Ecevit
Chairman of the Democratic Left People's Party
In office
17 January 2010 – 12 June 2010
Preceded byHulki Cevizoğlu
Succeeded byparty closed
Personal details
Zekiye Rahşan Aral

(1923-12-17)17 December 1923[1]
Bursa, Turkey
Died17 January 2020(2020-01-17) (aged 96)
Gülhane Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara, Turkey
Political partyDemocratic Left Party (1985–2009), Democratic Left People's Party (2009–2010), Republican People's Party (2010–)
Bülent Ecevit
(m. 1946; died 2006)
Alma materRobert College
ProfessionPolitician, writer & painter

Ecevit died on 17 January 2020 at the age of 96.[3]


  1. "Rahşan Ecevit". Archived from the original on 17 January 2020.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-01-31. Retrieved 2020-02-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Turkish politician, writer Rahşan Ecevit dies at age 97