Former Turkish first lady Nazmiye Demirel dies aged 86
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Süleyman and Nazmiye Demirel were married for 65 years. AA PhotoNazmiye Demirel, the wife of former Turkish president Süleyman Demirel, has died at the age of 86.
Demirel died at Başkent Hospital in the Turkish capital Ankara on the evening of May 27. The cause of death was not immediately known, but her health condition had worsened in recent years, sources said.
She had been suffering from Alzheimers since 2005, daily Hürriyet reported on its website.
The military authorities decided to send Nazmiye Demirel and her husband, who had been prime minister, to Hamzakoy in the western province of Çanakkale, after the Sept. 12, 1980 coup.
She was Turkey’s “First Lady” from May 16, 1993 to 2000, when Süleyman Demirel was elected to serve as the ninth president of the Turkish republic.