Former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani dies
SULAIMANIAH - Anadolu Agency
Jalal Talabani, a former president of Iraq and a Kurdish political leader, passed away on Oct. 3 at the age of 83, according to family members.
Speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency, family members said Talabani had died in a hospital in German capital Berlin following a long struggle with illness.
Talabani was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.
He was elected president of post-invasion Iraq in 2005 and was re-elected for a second term in 2010.
Talabani is also the founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party, of which he had served as secretary-general.