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News number: 9107118206

15:30 | 2012-11-10

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Turkish Medical Experts: Ex-President Ozal Killed by Poisoning

TEHRAN (FNA)- Full investigation by four medical teams, reviewing the results of an autopsy on former Turkish President Turgut Ozal who died in 1993, approved that he had been poisoned.



A primary state forensic report solved the 19-year mystery surrounding Ozal's death whose body was exhumed last month, Turkish newspaper 'Haber Turk' reported.

The report noted that four separate medical teams, who worked independently from each other, confirmed the primary report of the Turkish forensic medicine organization.

In April 1993, the Turkish media reported that Ozal had died of heart failure, but his family believed that he had been poisoned.

According to the daily, four medical teams that were formed for final investigation into Ozal's death after conducting necessary investigations confirmed that the former Turkish president had undoubtedly died with a fatal poison.

Ozal went on to dominate Turkish politics during his period as prime minister from 1983-89. Parliament then elected him president, but those close to him believe his reform efforts displeased some in the security establishment.

In 1988, while prime minister, Ozal survived an assassination attempt by a right-wing gunman.