A TURKISH gran is claiming she’s the world’s oldest individual after turning 119, whereas her household claims her ripe age is because of her weight loss plan of pure meals.
Turkish media have extensively reported that Seker Arslan, who lives in Amasya, north Turkey, celebrated turning 120 over the weekend.
She was mentioned to have celebrated the occasion at dwelling, surrounded by her kinfolk, on Sunday.
Whereas experiences of the aged lady turning 120 matched up with an enormous “120” topping the cake featured in footage, a picture of her ID card reveals she was in truth born in 1902.
The age had not but been confirmed by official data.
Arslan, who has six youngsters and 12 grandchildren, reportedly inherited her longevity from her mom, who allegedly lived to be 110 years previous.
Her daughter, Serap Yueksel, believes her mom’s lengthy life is right down to consuming pure meals.
She mentioned: “Butter, honey and cheese have been at all times on the desk.
“She used to leaven her yogurt herself. She nonetheless has a boiled egg at breakfast.”
Serap mentioned her mom’s solely remorse was not but having any great-grandchildren.
Regardless of this, she is surrounded by kinfolk, as she lives together with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren.
The household had a scare when the grandchildren caught Covid-19, six months in the past.
Nevertheless, regardless of sharing the identical area as their aged relative, they miraculously didn’t go the virus on to her, together with her check coming again detrimental.
Arslan, who was born again in 1902, spent most of her birthday praying and reminiscing with household on reminiscences from years gone previous.
She additionally had a particular go to – from Mesudiye Altun Guerlevik, president of the native ladies’s department of the ruling Justice and Improvement Social gathering – who wished her a cheerful birthday.
Native officers hoped that having her birthday recognised would allow her to say the oldest dwelling individual title.
In doing so, she could be overtaking the present file holder, Kane Tanaka of Japan, who was born on 2nd January 1903.
Final 12 months, a Chinese language lady claimed she was celebrating her 134th birthday – although the claims have come beneath some scrutiny and doubts have been raised due to her unverifiable beginning data.
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And a Russian lady who claimed to be the oldest on the planet at 123 handed away in 2019.
Whereas her claims have been recognised within the Russian E-book of Information and evidently the Russian authorities, they didn’t see her function within the Guinness E-book of World Information.
Locals in her district in Astrakhan area mentioned she was greater than 100 earlier than she went to see a health care provider.