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Asiye Sutlu
Asiye Sutlu
Asiye Sutlu at the claimed age of 118
Birth: 17 April 1899?
Sirvan, Sirvan District, Siirt Province, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey)
Death: fl.18 April 2018
Kocyigit, Hizan District, Bitlis Province, Turkey
Age: 119 years, 1 day?
Country: TurkeyTUR
Longevity claimant

Asiye Sutlu (17 April 1899? – fl.18 April 2018) was a Turkish longevity claimant who claimed to be the world's oldest living person.


Asiye Sutlu was allegedly born on 17 April 1899 in Sirvan, Sirvan District, Siirt Province, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). Her husband died 45 years ago, when she was "73". She had 41 grandchildren and was cared for by her daughter-in-law, Zinnet.

Sutlu reportedly suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. She claimed the reason for her alleged longevity is "eating organic food”.

Sutlu was last confirmed alive in Kocyigit [Turkish: Koçyiğit], Hizan District, Bitlis Province, Turkey, on 18 April 2018, at the claimed age of 119 years and 1 day.

Age issues

Sutlu does not have any original proof of her birth. The only documentation supporting her claimed age is a recently-issued Turkish identity card. If her age were validated, she would be the world's oldest validated person. Currently, that title is held by Kane Tanaka of Japan, according to the Gerontology Research Group.