Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90

Demirel was toppled twice by the military during seven stints at the head of government, and died early on Wednesday, according to a hospital official and Turkish media. He was 90. Demirel, who served as prime minister through the 1960s to the 1990s and was president from 1993 to 2000, died while undergoing treatment for a respiratory tract infection, a hospital official told Reuters.



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