Last head of imperial House of Osman dies at 88
The last surviving head of the House of Osman, the royal dynasty that once ruled the Ottoman Empire- which ruled vast territories for six centuries, before it was replaced by the Turkish Republic- has died at age 88 in Syria.
Prince Dündar Abdulkerim Osmanoğlu lost his life at a hospital on Jan. 18 in the Syrian capital Damascus, where he had been receiving treatment.
Commenting on the news, his nephew Prince Abdülhamid Kayihan Osmanoğlu said: "My uncle Dündar had serious health problems and he was living in Damascus amid a war environment. We were trying hard to get him to Turkey, but
unfortunately we could not."
Abdülhamid Kayıhan extended his condolences to the Turkish people over Osmanoğlu's passing.
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