Funeral ceremonies were held in Istanbul and the Central Anatolian province of Konya on March 15 for nine of the 11 victims of a Turkish private jet crash in Iran.
Mina Başaran, prospective chief of Başaran Holding, and fashion designers Burcu Urfalı and Sinem Akay were laid to rest after a funeral ceremony held at a mosque in the district of Ataköy in Istanbul.
Ayşe And, a clinical psychologist, and Aslı İzmirli, a jewelry designer, who were also among the victims of the plane crash, were laid to rest in the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery of Istanbul after ceremonies held at the Zincirlikuyu Mosque.
Liana Hananel, creator of a famous bikini brand, was buried at the Sephardic Jewish cemetery in the Ulus district of Istanbul. Another victim, Jasmin Baruh Siloni, was laid to rest at the Ashkenazi Jewish cemetery in the same district. Both ceremonies in Ulus were attended by Turkey’s Chief Rabbi İshak Haleva.
Eda Uslu, who was the cabin attendant for the flight, was laid to rest after a ceremony in the Beylikdüzü district of Istanbul.
Melike Kuvvet, who was one of the first female pilots in the Turkish Armed Forces but subsequently left to work in civil aviation, was buried after a ceremony held in the Central Anatolian province of Konya.
A funeral ceremony is planned on March 16 for Zeynep Coşkun, an architect and member of a prominent business family, in the western province of Bursa.
The body of the other pilot, Beril Gebeş, is yet to be brought from Iran.
Mina Başaran and her seven friends had gone to the United Arab Emirates for a hen party. Their plane, the Bombardier Challenger 604, crashed on March 11 in the southwestern region of Iran on their way back to Turkey.