Former Turkey President Suleyman Demirel dies at age 90

June 17, 2015 4:51 AM

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Former Turkey President Suleyman Demirel dies at age 90

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2007 file photo, former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel speaks to the media at a polling station in Ankara. Doctors at Guven Hospital said Demirel died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 of heart failure and a respiratory tract infection. He was 90. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

ANKARA, Turkey – Suleyman Demirel, one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for the past half-century, died early Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 90.

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