CHP deputy Aslanoğlu passes away

CHP deputy Aslanoğlu passes away

CHP deputy Aslanoğlu passes away

Aslanoğlu will be laid to rest on May 17. AA Photo

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Mevlüt Aslanoğlu passed away following a heart failure early on May 16.

After falling sick at home, Aslanoğlu, 62, was taken to a private hospital close to the neighborhood of Avcılar, where he lived with his family; however, he lost his life in the ambulance before arriving to the hospital.

“When the ambulance team had arrived, they realized his vital functions had already failed,” Avcılar Mayor Handan Toprak told reporters, underlining Aslanoğlu did not respond to resuscitation at the hospital either.

“He was a very good lawmaker of ours. He was always running around and he used to attend all of our social activities. Today, he also had a very intense day. He was very saddened by what happened in Soma,” Toprak explained, referring to the disastrous coal mine accident that took place in the western town of Soma in the Anatolian province of Manisa on May 13. “He was constantly receiving information about the efforts being exerted there,” she said.

Aslanoğlu will be laid to rest on May 17 following a funeral at Ataköy 5. Kısım Mosque. In 2002 and 2007, he was elected to Parliament as a deputy of his hometown Malatya. In 2011, he was elected a deputy of Istanbul. Before being elected to Parliament, Aslanoğlu worked in the banking sector at various positions. He was married with two children.