POLITICS > Turkish President Özal's death suspicious: State Audit Board


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Turkey's 8th President Turgut Özal. Hürriyet photo

Turkey's 8th President Turgut Özal. Hürriyet photo

The 1993 death of Turkish President Turgut Özal has now been classified as “suspicious,” according to a report from Turkey's State Audit Board (DDK) that was released today.
President Abdullah Gül ordered the DDK to investigate Özal's death following long-running allegations that the president died as the result of foul play and not from a heart attack as officially reported at the time.
The DDK said in its statement that Özal's body needed to be exhumed for a new autopsy.
Özal died in office on April 17, 1993.

The DDK will send its report to a prosecutor who will then decide whether to perform an autopsy.


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Faruk Beisser

6/13/2012 10:41:49 PM

Another excuse to accuse someone or some as terrorists!

Aslam Benli

6/13/2012 6:32:36 PM

Erdogan created Ergenekon as an excuse to advance his islamist agenda, so no surprises here

dario Kurd

6/13/2012 6:20:08 PM

President Turgut Özal who was a Kurd himself tried to solve Kurdish problem..at the time this was too hard for army to be swallow, because they saw the fight against PKK as a good excuse to maintain military power over civilian government in Turkey. this will be add to the list of crimes commited by Turkish army against Kurdish people.

mara mcglothin

6/13/2012 3:59:13 PM

Turks do love their conspiracies! MR OZAL was a wonderful man, but he was also very ill. I have no clue whether he was killed, BUT his heart would have eventually killed him. It was in very bad shape. Godspeed to him!

V Tiger

6/13/2012 12:48:22 PM

Wow what's next from the dark history pages of Turkey?
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