Turgut Ozal

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Birthday
13, 1927
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Apr 17, 1993 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1927
Birthplace
Turkey
Death Date
Apr 17, 1993 (65)

About

After serving as Prime Minster of Turkey from 1983 until 1989, he took office as his country's eighth president, serving in this capacity until 1993. As Prime Minister, he improved Turkey's economy; as President, he attempted to solve the problem of the Armenian Genocide.

Before Fame

In 1950, he graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in electrical engineering.

Trivia

He survived a 1988 assassination attempt. His 1993 death, ostensibly from a heart attack, was also rumored to have been the work of his enemies.

Family Life

He and his wife Semra raised three children.

Associated With

He was preceded in office by seventh President of Turkey Kenan Evren.