Former Turkish President, PM Demirel Dies at 90

Society » OBITUARIES | June 17, 2015, Wednesday // 07:41
Bulgaria: Former Turkish President, PM Demirel Dies at 90 A file picture dated 27 March 2000 shows the back then Turkish President Suleyman Demirel in Ankara, Turkey. Former Turkish Prime Minister and President Suleyman Demirel died at the age of 90, on early 17 June 2015, in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: EPA

Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel died early on Wednesday morning at the age of 90.

Demirel was treated for a respiratory tract infection at the Guven Hospital in Ankara, the BBC reports.

Demirel served as the ninth President of Turkey between 1993 and 2000, had several terms as prime minister and his government was twice deposed by the military.

Demirel led the Justice Party between 1964 and 1990 and was temporarily banned from politics for seven years after a military coup in 1980.

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