Vahit Melih Halefoğlu

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Vahit Melih Halefoğlu
25th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
December 13, 1983 – December 21, 1987
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by İlter Türkmen
Succeeded by Mesut Yılmaz
Personal details
Born (1919-11-19)19 November 1919
Antakya, Ottoman Empire
(now Turkey)
Died 21 January 2017(2017-01-21) (aged 97)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Motherland Party (ANAP)
Alma mater Ankara University, School of Political Science
Profession Diplomat, politician

Vahit Melih Halefoğlu (19 November 1919 – 21 January 2017) was a Turkish politician and diplomat.

After the general elections held in 1983, Turgut Özal appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs from outside of the parliament.[1] In 1986, he was elected deputy of Ankara from the Motherland Party (ANAP). He did not stand for election in the 1987 general elections and ended his political career.

Halefoğlu died on 21 January 2017 in Istanbul, aged 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cıvaoğlu, Güneri (2016). "Aile ağacında DNA". Milliyet. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. Turgut Özal'ın ilk Dışişleri Bakanı Vahit Halefoğlu vefat etti (Turkish)

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