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BURSA - Guinness World Book of Records officials have welcomed nomination of 122-year-old Seher Bulut of Turkey for the title of ''the living oldest woman in the world''.

In an interview with the A.A, Prof. Dr. Orhan Kural, representative of the Guinness in Turkey, said on Monday, ''after Governor Asim Hacimustafaoglu of the eastern city of Bitlis told me that Bulut living in Adilcevaz town was the oldest woman in the world, we applied to the Guinness World Book of Records (to inscribe her name on the book). Then Guinness officials asked that certain conditions be fulfilled. They also asked us to send necessary documents such as ID card, articles about her and her marriage license, etc.''

''We essentially would apply for the title of the 'oldest living women in the world'. But we found out that 113-year-old Emiliano Mercado Del Toro of Puerto Rico is the 'oldest man in the world' and 117-year-old Maria Esther De Capovilla of Equator is the oldest woman in the world. So (on her behalf) we can also apply for the title of the 'oldest living person in the world','' he added.

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