DAMASCUS – Prince Dundar Abdulkerim Osmanuglo, the final inheritor of the Ottoman Empire’s throne, has handed away on the age of 90, based on Turkish media.
The Prince was admitted in a hospital in Damascus the place he was receiving remedy, the Each day Sabah reported. Osmanuglo was born and raised in Damascus after his household was barred from Turkey a century in the past.
Prince Dundar Osmanuglo was the final surviving inheritor to the throne of the as soon as mighty Ottoman Empire that dominated for nearly six centuries. He was the son of Abdulhamid II and the grandson of Prince Mehmet Selim Efendi.
The dynasty was abolished in 1924 and have become Republic of Turkey. The members of the royal household had been expelled from Turkey after which they moved to the Syrian capital of Damascus.
One of many nephews of Osmanuglo, Prince Abdulhamid Kayihan acknowledged, “My uncle Dundar had serious health problems and he was living in Damascus amid a war environment.”
He additional added, “We were trying hard to get him to Turkey, but unfortunately we could not.”
Harun Osmanoglu, 88, will now be the brand new head of the Ottoman household.
The Ottoman Empire dominated huge territories for six centuries, earlier than it was changed by the Republic of Turkey.