13 Facts About Bedrettin Dalan


Bedrettin Dalan was born on 18 July 1941 and is a Turkish engineer, former politician and the first mayor of Greater Istanbul.

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Bedrettin Dalan is the founder of ISTEK Vakfi, a foundation for education and culture, and Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

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Bedrettin Dalan was charged in the Ergenekon trials, and was the subject of an Interpol red notice.

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Prosecutors claimed that Bedrettin Dalan was the organization's "number three", and was one of the architects of the 1997 post-modern coup.

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Bedrettin Dalan is a Kurd born in 1941 in Eskisehir, Turkey, to a family which came from a village of Bayburt Province in eastern Anatolia to work for the Turkish State Railways.

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Bedrettin Dalan was elected mayor of Greater Istanbul that was established as a metropolitan municipality on March 23,1984.

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Bedrettin Dalan served in this position from March 26,1984 until March 28,1989.

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Bedrettin Dalan served as deputy chairman of the World Local Governments Union and as president of the Organization of the Capitals and Cities of Islamic Countries and of the World Metropolitans Union.

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Bedrettin Dalan was listed on the United Nations Environment Programme's Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1987.

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Bedrettin Dalan worked as a top executive in business, and lectured at Marmara University and Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts.

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Bedrettin Dalan is married to Ayseli Dalan and they have two sons, Baris and Altay Burak.

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Bedrettin Dalan was charged in the Ergenekon trials, and the subject of an Interpol red notice as he was abroad at the time.

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Prosecutors claim that Bedrettin Dalan was Ergenekon's "number three", and was one of the architects of the 1997 "post-modern coup".

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