Süleyman Demirel

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Süleyman Demirel
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg
9th President of Turkey
In office
16 May 1993 – 16 May 2000
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Necmettin Erbakan
Mesut Yılmaz
Bülent Ecevit
Preceded by Turgut Özal
Succeeded by Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
20 November 1991 – 16 May 1993
President Turgut Özal
Preceded by Mesut Yılmaz
Succeeded by Erdal Inönü
In office
12 November 1979 – 12 September 1980
President Fahri Korutürk
Preceded by Bülent Ecevit
Succeeded by Bülent Ulusu
In office
21 July 1977 – 5 January 1978
President Fahri Korutürk
Preceded by Bülent Ecevit
Succeeded by Bülent Ecevit
In office
31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977
President Fahri Korutürk
Preceded by Sadi Irmak
Succeeded by Bülent Ecevit
In office
21 October 1965 – 16 March 1971
President Cemal Gürsel
Cevdet Sunay
Preceded by Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
Succeeded by Nihat Erim
Personal details
Born (1924-11-01)1 November 1924
İslamköy, Atabey, Isparta
Died 17 June 2015(2015-06-17) (aged 90)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice Party, True Path Party (now Democratic Party)
Spouse(s) Nazmiye Demirel
(m. 1948-2013; her death)
Alma mater Istanbul Technical University
Religion Islam
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Süleyman Gündoğdu Demirel, better known as Süleyman Demirel (1 November 1924 – 17 June 2015), was a Turkish politician who served as Prime Minister of Turkey seven times.[1] He was the ninth President of Turkey from 1993 to 2000.[2]

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.

References[change | change source]

  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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