Nurettin Sözen

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Nurettin Sözen (born 1937 in Gürün) is a Turkish doctor, politician and the former mayor of Istanbul, Turkey.


He graduated from Istanbul University and then became a professor in 1978. He was elected as the mayor of Istanbul on March 28, 1989 while he was a member of SHP. He stayed in the office until March 27, 1994. He didn't take any active political missions until he was elected as the deputy of Sivas, his homeland, in 2002. Sözen is a member of CHP (Republican People's Party).

He is married and has a child named Jalosafa.


  • Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine - Biography of Nurettin Sözen (in Turkish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Bedrettin Dalan
Mayor of İstanbul
Succeeded by
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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