Özal, Turgut

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Özal, Turgut,

1927–93, Turkish political leader, president of Turkey (1989–93). Trained as an electrical engineer, he worked for the Turkish state planning office in the 1950s and 60s, as an economist for the World Bank (1971–73), in private business, and as an adviser to President Süleyman DemirelDemirel, Süleyman
, 1924–2015, Turkish political leader, prime minister and president of Turkey. A successful engineer, he became leader of the Justice party in 1964, deputy prime minister in Feb., 1965, and prime minister in Oct., 1965.
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 (1979). When Demirel was overthrown in a military coup (1980), Öuzal stayed on as deputy prime minister. When military rule ended, he formed the center-right Motherland party and became prime minister (1983–89) and then president. Özal implemented economic reforms and telecommunications improvements and granted greater recognition to the country's Kurdish minority, and Turkey joined the United Nations coalition during the 1991 Persian Gulf WarPersian Gulf Wars,
two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent.

The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb.
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(1) Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Centre, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Malatya, Turkey; (2) Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Centre, Pathology Department, Malatya, Turkey; (3) Gozde Academy, Malatya, Turkey
Bunlari yedi krizle Ismet Inonu ve Suleyman Demirel, beser krizle Bulent Ecevit ve Turgut Ozal, Recep Tayyip Erdogan izlemektedir.
Ethics Committee Approval: Ethics committee approval was received for this study from Turgut Ozal University School of Medicine Ethics Committee for Clinical Research (Approval Date: 20.02.2015/Approval No: 2015/03).
Address for Correspondence: Seyhan Dikci MD, Inonu University Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Malatya, Turkey Phone: +90 505 795 00 31 E-mail: seyhandikci@gmail.com Received: 12.04.2015 Accepted: 16.06.2015
The end of the communist regimes in the former Eastern bloc had a direct impact on the Turkish society and politics as it occurred at a time when Turkey was finally experiencing a relative calm period in its domestic front with vibrant democratic, center right and reform-led governments of Turgut Ozal, and Suleyman Demirel, which enjoyed excellent relations with the West especially the United States and Germany.
Gulen said he enjoyed warm ties with several former Turkish leaders, from liberal ex-president Turgut Ozal in the 1980s to his conservative successor Suleyman Demirel and Bulent Ecevit, the social-democratic prime minister from 1999 to 2002, Middle East Eye reported.
[1] Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara, Turkey.
Three rockets landed at outlying areas, while the others found their way to Kazim Karabekir and Turgut Ozal in Kilis, it noted.
Davos once stopped a war POLES APART according to former Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Ozal who claimed the Forum prevented a conflict with Greece in 1987.
The period covered in this text, from the 1980 coup d'etat through the establishment of the civilian regime under Turgut Ozal in 1989, was a crucial one for and in Turkey.
He was editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper during the presidency of Kenan Evren -- a former army chief who led a 1980 coup and came to symbolize the military's decades-long dominance over politics -- and of his successor Turgut Ozal.