Aydın Denktaş was the longest “serving” first lady that we ever had. Albeit a reluctant one. And a very tragic one.
She was in her mid-teens when she wed President-to-be Rauf Denktaş, but they had been “promised” to each other from the day she was born.
They were related — the grandchildren of two sisters — and Mrs Denktaş said in an interview: “The day I was born I was put on Rauf’s lap, and he was told, ‘here is your future wife’.
For as long as I can remember, I was his fiancée, student, wife, life companion.”
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