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Süleyman Demirel

Turkish politician

Süleyman Gündoğdu Demirel, better known as Süleyman Demirel (1 November 1924 – 17 June 2015), was a Turkish politician. He was Prime Minister of Turkey seven times.[1] He was the ninth President of Turkey from 1993 to 2000.[2]

Süleyman Demirel
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg
9th President of Turkey
In office
16 May 1993 – 16 May 2000
Prime MinisterTansu Çiller
Necmettin Erbakan
Mesut Yılmaz
Bülent Ecevit
Preceded byTurgut Özal
Succeeded byAhmet Necdet Sezer
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
20 November 1991 – 16 May 1993
PresidentTurgut Özal
Preceded byMesut Yılmaz
Succeeded byErdal Inönü
In office
12 November 1979 – 12 September 1980
PresidentFahri Korutürk
Preceded byBülent Ecevit
Succeeded byBülent Ulusu
In office
21 July 1977 – 5 January 1978
PresidentFahri Korutürk
Preceded byBülent Ecevit
Succeeded byBülent Ecevit
In office
31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977
PresidentFahri Korutürk
Preceded bySadi Irmak
Succeeded byBülent Ecevit
In office
21 October 1965 – 16 March 1971
PresidentCemal Gürsel
Cevdet Sunay
Preceded bySuat Hayri Ürgüplü
Succeeded byNihat Erim
Personal details
Born(1924-11-01)1 November 1924
İslamköy, Atabey, Isparta
Died17 June 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 90)
Ankara, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Political partyJustice Party, True Path Party (now Democratic Party)
Spouse(s)Nazmiye Demirel
(m. 1948-2013; her death)
Alma materIstanbul Technical University
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Demirel was born on 1 November 1924 in İslamköy, Atabey, Isparta. He studied at Istanbul Technical University. Demirel was married to Nazmiye Demirel from 1948 until her death in 2013. He died after suffering from a lung infection in Ankara, aged 90.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FACTBOX: Coups in Turkey over last 50 years". Reuters. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. "Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dies, aged 90". BBC News (Europe). BBC. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.

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