|30th Minister of Foreign Affairs|
27 July 1994 – 28 November 1994
|Prime Minister||Tansu Çiller|
|Preceded by||Hikmet Çetin|
|Succeeded by||Murat Karayalçın|
|Member of the Constituent Assembly|
as a representative of the CHP
6 January 1961 – 25 October 1961
|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
20 October 1991 – 22 March 1999 (resign)
|Constituency||Ankara from SHP (1991),|
Zonguldak from DSP (1995)
|1st Chairman of the Independent Republican Party|
24 July 2002 – April 2014
|Preceded by||Inaugural holder|
|Succeeded by||Mühibe Müge Gülses|
Osman Mümtaz Soysal
15 September 1929
|Died||11 November 2019 (aged 90)|
|Resting place||Zincirlikuyu Cemetery|
|Political party||Republican People's Party (CHP)|
Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP)
Democratic Left Party (DSP)
Independent Republican Party (BCP)
Socialist Cultural Association
(m. 1971; died 1976)
Sevinç Karasapan Soysal
|Alma mater||Ankara University Faculties of Political Sciences and Law|
London School of Economics
|Occupation||Constitution writing, conflict resolution, foreign policy, human rights, statism, anti-privatisation|
|Profession||Academic, jurist, politician, author|
|Awards||UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education (1978)|
Osman Mümtaz Soysal (15 September 1929 – 11 November 2019) was a Turkish professor, political scientist, politician, human rights activist, ex-prisoner of conscience, senior advisor, columnist and author.
Soysal was the 30th Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1994. He was a Member of Parliament at Constituent Assembly in 1961 and Grand National Assembly from 1991 to 1999.
He was elected to Amnesty International International Executive Committee in September 1974. He was the vice-chairman of Amnesty International from 1976 to 1978. He became the first winner of the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education in 1978.
Soysal died at the age of 90 on 11 November 2019 at his home in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Soysal hayatını kaybetti! Mümtaz Soysal kimdir?" (in Turkish). A Haber. 2019-11-11.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Who is Who database - Biography of Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Soysal (in Turkish)
- Biyografi.net - Biography of Mümtaz Soysal (in Turkish)