Vahit Melih Halefoğlu, Turkish diplomat, Died at 97


Vahit Melih Halefoğlu was born on November 19, 1919, and died on January 21, 2017.
He was a Turkish politician and diplomat.
Following his education at the School of Political Science in Ankara University in 1942, Vahit Melih Halefoğlu entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Between 1962 and 1983, he served as ambassador in Beirut (1962–1965), Kuwait City (1964–1965), Moscow (1965–1966, 1982–1983), Den Haag (1966–1970) and Bonn (1972–1982).
Following the general elections held in 1983, Turgut Özal appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs from outside of the parliament.
During the intermediate general elections of 1986, Vahit was elected deputy of Ankara from the Motherland Party (ANAP).
Halefoğlu did not stand for election in the 1987 general elections and ended his political career.
He was married to Zehra Bereket.
Zehra’s father, Suphi Bereket, was the first President of the Syrian Federation.
Vahit Melih Halefoğlu passed away at 97 years old.