Former Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş died in the hospital where he was treated. Topbaş has been receiving Covid-19 treatment since November 16.
Topbaş, who was treated in a private hospital in Istanbul, was taken to the intensive care unit on December 4.
Topbaş was the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality between 2004-2017. Topbaş was 76 years old.
Condolence messages were shared on social media with news agencies announcing the death of Topbaş.
Topbaş graduated from Istanbul Imam Hatip High School and graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Theology in 1972 and from Mimar Sinan University, Department of Architecture in 1974.
Kadir Topbaş, who worked as a “freelance architect” for a while, worked as the consultant of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Recep Tayyip Erdoğan between 1994-1998.
Elected as the Mayor of Beyoğlu in 1999, Topbaş was elected Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in the local elections on 28 March 2004, where he was a candidate from the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Topbaş, who was elected for two more terms in 2009 and 2014, resigned in 2017.
Topbaş was married with three children.