Süleyman Demirel

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Demirel, Süleyman


Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Isparta. Turkish statesman and political figure. Educated as a civil engineer.

Since 1964, Demirel has been the general chairman of the Justice Party. From February to October 1965 he was deputy prime minister, and from October 1965 to March 1971 he was prime minister.

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