Mümtaz Soysal

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Prof. Dr.

Mümtaz Soysal

30th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 July 1994 – 28 November 1994
Prime MinisterTansu Çiller
Preceded byHikmet Çetin
Succeeded byMurat Karayalçın
Member of the Constituent Assembly
as a representative of the CHP
In office
6 January 1961 – 25 October 1961
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
20 October 1991 – 22 March 1999 (resign)
ConstituencyAnkara from SHP (1991),
Zonguldak from DSP (1995)
1st Chairman of the Independent Republican Party
In office
24 July 2002 – April 2014
Preceded byInaugural holder
Succeeded byMühibe Müge Gülses
Personal details
Osman Mümtaz Soysal

(1929-09-15)15 September 1929
Zonguldak, Turkey
Died11 November 2019(2019-11-11) (aged 90)
Istanbul, Turkey
Resting placeZincirlikuyu Cemetery
Political partyRepublican People's Party (CHP)
Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP)
Democratic Left Party (DSP)
Independent Republican Party (BCP)
Other political
Yön movement
Socialist Cultural Association
Amnesty International
Sevgi Soysal
(m. 1971; died 1976)

Sevinç Karasapan Soysal
Alma materAnkara University Faculties of Political Sciences and Law
London School of Economics
OccupationConstitution writing, conflict resolution, foreign policy, human rights, statism, anti-privatisation
ProfessionAcademic, jurist, politician, author
AwardsUNESCO 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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Soysal hayatını kaybetti! Mümtaz Soysal kimdir?" (in Turkish). A Haber. 2019-11-11.

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