|Chairman of the Democratic Left Party|
7 March 1988 – 15 January 1989
|Preceded by||Bülent Ecevit|
|Succeeded by||Bülent Ecevit|
Birecik, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
He was elected leader of the Democratic Left Party at its general assembly held on March 7, 1988 following the resignation and leaving the politics of Bülent Ecevit some time before. He resigned from this post on December 28, 1988 after ongoing disagreements with Ecevit's spouse Rahşan. Necdet Karababa did not run for this position at the next party convention on January 15, 1989, and was succeeded by Bülent Ecevit, who returned to active politics again following strong demand by party members.
Karababa is married to Atifet Karababa and the couple has three children.
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- "DSP'nin 19 Yılı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Ecevit için yeniden direğe çıkacak bulunur mu?". Tercüman (in Turkish). 2003-12-04. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP)
March 7, 1988–December 29, 1988