Obituary - Turkish Chess Loses Mehdi Hayri Özbilen (1935 – 2013)
He had contributed as the compiler of the 40th Chess Olympiad Almanac. His son Önder Özbilen was also an active chess player.
Özbilen lost his life on 16th October 2013, after struggling in hospital for one and half month. His funeral had been organised (18th October) in Galip Paşa Mosque in İstanbul, and FIDE was represented there by Vice President Ali Nihat Yazici. We express deepest condolences to Turkish Chess Federation and members of Özbilen’s family.
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