facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Report: Ozal death suspicious

June 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ANKARA, Turkey, June 13 (UPI) -- The 1993 death of former Turkish President Turgut Ozal is suspicious and his remains should be exhumed for an autopsy, a Turkish investigative agency said.

Official reports had said Ozal died of a heart attack, which his private doctor said was the cause, Today's Zaman reported.

But the State Audit Institution said in a report Ozal was not suffering any chronic disease and noted no autopsy was performed after his death, which the report called an "eclipse of reason."

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul ordered the SAI investigation, which began in March.

"The sudden death of any president on duty is a suspicious one," the report stated.

Ozal's wife, children and close friends have suggested he might have been poisoned.

Topics: Abdullah Gul
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier Syrian Al Qaida group executes Lebanese soldier
3
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
4
Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father Sister shoots and kills brother to protect father
5
White House intruder had a knife White House intruder had a knife
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback