The Last Senior Ottoman dies in Turkey's Istanbul
The last senior son of dynasty who was born in Ottoman palace, died in Istanbul and will be buried near the tombs of previous Sultans.
World Bulletin / News Desk
The last senior prince of dynasty who was born in Ottoman palace, died in Istanbul and will be buried near the tombs of previous Sultans in Cemberlitas district of the former Otoman capital.
Osman Ertugrul Efendi, called as "the last Ottoman", will be buried near Ottoman Sultans II Mahmut, II Abdulhamit and Abdulaziz after the signature of Minister Council, according to historian Murat Bardakci who told a private Turkish TV channel.
The grandson of the II Abdulhamit, Osman Ertugrul, was born in 1912, would be the "IV Otman" or "I Ertugrul1 if the Ottoman State remained, according to historian Ilber Ortayli.
Osman Efendi, who was exiled from Istanbul in 1924 with all the sons of the Ottoman noble family and and returned to Turkey in 1992 for the first time.
He met with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan three years ago in New York. He was able to get a Turkish passport just after that meeting, ending the passport suffering he endured throughout his entire life.
Even though he lived in US 60 years, Osman Efendi rejected any other passport but his own country, not received American citizenship, and traveled with the special certificates called "travel document" in his entire life.
Last year, his wife, Princess Zeynep Tarzi, gave a surprise birthday reception in the garden of her brother Mahmut Tarzi's villa on the Bosphorus. Zeynep Tarzi, who belongs to Afghanistan's royal family and a pioneering gynaecologist and the daughter of Pakize Tarzi who set up the first women clinics in Turkey, only invited her devoted husband's best friends.
With few exceptions, the majority of guests were the Istanbul elite, who despite their international and long life, retired and enjoy their grandsons in Istanbul. Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Eylül 2009, 18:44