Veteran journalist Hasan Pulur dies at 83
ISTANBULProminent journalist and columnist Hasan Pulur, who passed away on Nov. 29 at the age of 83, will be laid to rest in Istanbul on Dec. 1 after an official ceremony.
Pulur died from organ failure at Florence Nightingale Hospital, where had been receiving treatment for the past six months. His coffin will be brought to his house in Istanbul’s Ulus neighborhood on Dec. 1 and then to daily Milliyet’s building in the Çağlayan neighborhood for a ceremony. He will then be laid to rest in a family graveyard in Aşiyan near the Bosporus Strait.
Born in Istanbul in 1932, Pulur worked for an art magazine titled “Dönüm” (Turning). His poems and writings were published in several magazines between 1950 and 1954.
He worked as a journalist for around 61 years and was known for his column titled “Olaylar ve İnsanlar” (Incidents and People) in Milliyet since 1988. He also worked as the news coordinator at daily Hürriyet between 1979 and 1986.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan phoned Pulur’s son Bülent Pulur on Nov. 29 and conveyed his condolences.
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu visited the Pulur family and voiced his sorrow.
“My condolences to all of us and to the media. Hasan Pulur was one of the best columnists who expressed the best examples of both humor and news,” said Kılıçdaroğlu.
Pulur lost his wife of 50 years, Meral Pulur, on Feb. 13, 2007. His son Korkut Pulur died from cancer on Aug. 17, 2010 at the age of 53. After the loss of two family members, Pulur’s health worsened. His last column was published in Milliyet on May 28, 2015.