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Turgut Özal

President of the Republic

Turgut OZAL, Turkish President of the Republic.

Background

OZAL, Turgut was born in 1927 in Malatya. Parents: Mehmet Ozal and Mehmet and Hafize Ozal.

Education

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Technology University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1950.

Career

With Electrical Survey Administration, assistant to general director. Special technical advisory to prime minister Government of Turkey, 1965-1967. Undersecretary State Planning Organization, 1967-1971.

Undersecretary to prime minister, 1979-1980. Deputy prime minister, 1980-1983. Prime minister, 1983-1989.

Minister of state, from 1980. President, 1989-1993. Special projects advisor, senior economist World Bank, 1971-1983.

Leader Anatavan Partisi (Motherland Party), 1988-1993.

Religion

Islamic.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, computers.

Connections

Married Semra Yeginmen. Children: Ahmet, Zeynep Gonenc, Efe.

father:
Mehmet Siddik

mother:
Hafize Ozal

spouse:
Semra Yeginmen

children:
Ahmet Özal

Zeynep Gonenc Özal

Efe Özal