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journalist , politician , prime minister

Bulent Ecevit, Former prime minister of Turkey, journalist, politician ( committee media)former prime minister Turkey, journalist, politician. Member press and publicity department Turkish Government, 1944-1946; member Constitutent Assembly, 1960; Served to Lieutenant Turkish Army, 1951-1952. Rockefeller Foundation fellow HarvardU., 1958. Moslem.

Background

ECEVIT, Bulent was born on May 28, 1925 in Istanbul. Son of late Professor Fahri Ecevit, M.P and Nazli Ecevit.

Education

Bachelor, Robert College, 1944. Faculty Linguistics, Ankara, 1944-1946, School Oriental and African Studies, London U., 1946-1948.

Career

Member, press, publicity department Turkish Government, 1944—1946. Faculty linguistics Ankara, 1944—1946, School Oriental and African Studies, London University, 1946—1948. Official Turkish Press Attache' General’ s Office, London, 1946—1950.

News editor Ulus, Ankara, 1950—1953, political columnist, 1956—1960, Halkci and Ulus, Ankara, 1954—1956, Member of Parliament, 1957—1980, 1991. Member Constitutent Assembly, 1960, minister labor, 1961—1965. Political columnist Milliyet, 1965.

Secretary general Republican People's Party, 1965—1971, chairman, 1972—1980. Prime minister, 1974, 1978—1979, 1999—2002. Detained after coup, September, 1980.

Released October, 1980. Chairman Democratic Left Party, 1987—1989, 1989—2003. Lieutenant Turkish Army, 1951-1952 Rockefeller Foundation.

Achievements

  • Achievements include jailed 3 times for expressing political views.

Membership

Member press and publicity department Turkish Government, 1944-1946. Member Constitutent Assembly, 1960. Served to Lieutenant Turkish Army, 1951-1952.

Rockefeller Foundation fellow HarvardU., 1958.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art and literature.

Connections

Married Rahsan Aral, August 22, 1946.

father:
late Professor Fahri Ecevit, M.P

mother:
Nazli Ecevit

spouse:
Rahman Ecevit