Mesut Yılmaz, one of the former prime ministers who had been treated for a while, passed away. Yılmaz, 72, was receiving cancer treatment.
A tumor was found in his lung during the routine health check that Mesut Yılmaz had in January last year. As a result of the operation performed on January 23, 2019, the cancerous tumor was cleared.
In May 2020, 72-year-old Mesut Yılmaz, who was found to have a tumor in the brainstem, was receiving postoperative treatment.
On the other hand, Health Minister Dr. Fahrettin Koca, in his statement on his social media account, said, “We have lost our former Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz, who has been receiving treatment for a while and whose situation we follow closely. I wish God's mercy on him and my condolences to his loved ones and his family. " used the expression.
Who is Mesut Yılmaz?
Ahmet Mesut Yılmaz (Date of birth 6 November 1947, Istanbul - Date of death 30 October 2020, Istanbul), Turkish politician, former prime minister and former Chairman of the Motherland Party. Between 1991 and 1999, he served 2 times as prime minister and various ministries for a total of approximately 3 years. Between 1991 and 2002, he served as the leader of the Motherland Party.
He was one of the founding members of ANAP, which was established in 1983, and served as vice president. For the first time in 1983 general elections in MP Riza Turkey it has entered parliament as an MP. Between 1986 and 1990, he was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Culture and Tourism in the governments established by Turgut Özal. After the resignation of ANAP Chairman Yıldırım Akbulut, the new chairman was elected at the congress held in 1991 and became the prime minister. Turkey has been appointed as prime minister again in 1995 in a coalition government formed after the general elections. He served as the prime minister between 1997-1999. Between 2000-2002, he took part in DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition as state minister and deputy prime minister. Party general elections in 2002, Turkey resignation to parliament not access the etmiştir.2007 from Rize, Turkey has entered parliament as an independent in the general elections. He continued his political life in the Democrat Party, which was established as a result of the merger of the ANAP and the True Path Party between January 15, 2009 and 2011. He was tried at the Supreme Court in 2004. He was the first prime minister to be tried at the Supreme Court in the history of the Republic.
He was born in Istanbul on November 6, 1947. He started his secondary education at Austrian High School and finished at Istanbul Boys' High School. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Finance and Economics in 1971. Between 1972-1974, he did his master's degree at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, Germany. Between 1975-1983, he worked as a manager in various private companies in the chemical, textile and transportation sectors.
He became a founding member and deputy chairman of the Motherland Party, which was established in May 1983. In the general election held in November of the same year, he was elected as a Rize deputy. He was appointed to the Ministry of State Responsible for Information in the first Turgut Özal government and served as the government spokesperson. He became the Minister of Culture and Tourism in 1986. During this period, Turkey-Turkey-West Germany and Yugoslavia's economy was the president of the joint commission. In the disagreement between Turgut Özal and Bedrettin Dalan in the ANAP in 1986, although he was on the Dalan side, he did not confront Özal.
He was re-elected as a Rize deputy in the elections of 29 November 1987. He was appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the second Özal government. After 1988, he was the vice president of the European Democratic Union. Yılmaz resigned from this post he also assumed in the Akbulut Government on February 20, 1990.
ANAP General Presidency and Prime Ministries
He was elected chairman at the Motherland Party Grand Congress held on June 15, 1991. The government he established received a vote of confidence at the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on July 5, 1991. After the general elections held on 20 October 1991, he continued his work as the leader of the main opposition party.
After the general elections held on 24 December 1995, he served as the prime minister of the 53rd government formed by the Motherland Party and the True Path Party.
Although the February 28 process in parliament, opposition lawmakers in the minority, President Süleyman was tasked with forming a new government by Demirel Demirel, the former party of the TPP its close deputies resign by moving them to the Democratic Turkey Party MP gathered under the name DSP-DTP coalition (Anasol-D government is He became prime minister for the third time on 55 June 20 with the 1997th government sting. He resigned on 25 November 1998, after the no-confidence motions submitted by the Republican People's Party (CHP) for himself and the state minister Güneş Taner were accepted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Despite his party's huge loss of votes in the general elections held on April 18, 1999, he took part in the DSP-MHP-ANAP coalition and became the State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
He resigned from his post after his party fell below the threshold with 3% of the vote in the 2002 November 5 elections. Although he reached the ratio of votes to be elected as a deputy from Rize, he could not be elected as a deputy because ANAP, of which he was the leader, fell below the 10% threshold.
Political Life After ANAP
On May 25, 2007, he announced his candidacy to be an independent deputy from Rize. In the general elections held on 22 July 2007, he was eligible to enter the parliament as an independent deputy from Rize. He joined the Democrat Party, which was founded in 2009 as a result of the merger of the Motherland Party and the True Path Party, on 31 October 2009. After Namık Kemal Zeybek was elected chairman on January 15, 2011, he resigned from the Democrat Party on January 18.
Supreme Court Case
On 13 July 2004, the Turkish Grand National Assembly, together with Güneş Taner, decided to refer him to the Supreme Court on the allegation that they had entered into relations and negotiations that would create corruption in the sale and value of the goods during the Turkbank tender process and that their actions comply with Article 205 of the Turkish Penal Code. The Constitutional Court, acting as the Supreme Court, returned the decision due to the need to consider the accusations of both persons separately. The decision was repeated and approved on 27 October 2004. Thus, Yılmaz became the first prime minister to be tried at the Supreme Court in the history of the Republic. On 23 June 2006, the Supreme Court adjourned the final verdict of the case in accordance with the Charter Release Act No. 4616. Although three members demanded acquittal of the defendants, the case will be dismissed after being kept until the normal statute of limitations.
Mesut Yılmaz, who speaks German and English, is originally from Hemşin and is from Çataldere village of Çayeli district of Rize province. Mesut Yılmaz, who met Berna Hanım (b. 1975) in 1953 and married in 1976, had two children from this marriage, Yavuz (b.1979-d. 2017) and Hasan (b.1987). He passed away on October 30, 2020. Some time before Mesut Yılmaz's death, a tumor was detected in the brainstem and was operated on.