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Mehmet Ali Aybar

Full name: Mehmet Ali Aybar
Gender: Male
Born: October 5, 1908 in Ä°stanbul, Ä°stanbul, Turkey
Died: July 10, 1995 in Ä°stanbul, Ä°stanbul, Turkey
Affiliations: Galatasaray SK, Istanbul (TUR)
Country: TUR Turkey
Sport: Athletics


The teenage Mehmet Ali Aybar competed as a sprinter in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics but was eliminated in the opening round of both his events. He graduated in law from Istanbul University and later took a position as an assistant professor of international law at his alma mater.

He stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Democratic Party in 1946, the same year he was dismissed from his post due to his left wing opinions. Sentenced to a prison term in 1949 he was freed under a general amnesty a year later. In 1962 he was elected to parliament as leader of the Workers Party of Turkey and remained in that position until 1969. His opposition to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia caused internal problems within the WPT and in 1971 he left to form the Socialist Revolution Party.

Ali Aybar was a member of the International War Crimes Tribunal, commonly known as the "Russell Tribunal", formed to investigate US military intervention in Vietnam.

Personal Best: 100 – 11.0 (1930).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 100 metres Turkey TUR 5 h5 r1/4
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Turkey TUR 4 h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Turkey Round One Heat Five 5

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Turkey TUR Round One Heat Three 4
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