Bülent Eçevit

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Eçevit, Bülent


Born May 28, 1925, in Istanbul. Turkish state and political figure; a literary critic and theorist by education.

Eçevit graduated from Robert College in Istanbul in 1944. Between 1946 and 1950 he was on the staff of the Turkish press attache in London. From 1950 to 1961 he was employed in various capacities by the newspaper Ulus, an organ of the Republican People’s Party (RPP).

Eçevit became an RPP member of the Grand National Assembly in 1957. Between 1961 and 1965 he sẹrved as minister of labor in the coalition governments led by I. Inönü. He was secretary general of the RPP from 1966 to 1971 and general chairman of the party from May 1972 to October 1980. Eçevit served as prime minister from January to November 1974 and again from January 1978 to November 1979.

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