Yusuf Kenan Sönmez

Yusuf Kenan Sönmez (1948 – 3 April 2020) was a Turkish politician.

Yusuf Kenan Sönmez
Member of the Grand National Assembly
(18th Parliament)
In office
14 December 1987 – 20 October 1991
ConstituencyIstanbul (1987)
Personal details
Zonguldak, Turkey
Died3 April 2020(2020-04-03) (aged 71–72)
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Political partySocial Democratic Populist Party
Republican People's Party
EducationIstanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences

He graduated from Istanbul Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, Department of Business Administration and Accounting. He worked as a manager in the private sector and engaged in free trade. In the 1987 election, he was elected as the representative of Istanbul from the Social Democratic Populist Party. Later, he served as the deputy chairman of the city of Istanbul and the delegate of the congress from the Republican People's Party. He was the founding chairman of Edremit Central District Agricultural Development Cooperative.[1]

From 25 March 2020, he started receiving treatment at the Balıkesir State Hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.[2] On 3 April 2020, he died due to complications from COVID-19.[3]

He was married and had one child.[4]


  1. ^ "Koronavirüs tedavisi gören CHP'li eski vekil yaşamını yitirdi" (in Turkish). Haber Global. 4 April 2020. Archived from the original on 12 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "SHP eski milletvekili Yusuf Kenan Sönmez koronavirüs nedeniyle hayatını kaybetti" (in Turkish). BirGün. 3 April 2020. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Yusuf Kenan Sönmez kimdir? Yusuf Kenan Sönmez kaç yaşında ve nereli?". Sözcü. 3 April 2020. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ "TBMM Albümü". tbmm.gov.tr. 29 October 2012. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015.