Death of Kenan Evran

July 17, 1918 - May 9, 2015
Ankara, Turkey | Age 96

Former Turkish president, coup leader dies at 97
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The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no government official will attend.

The coup was initially welcomed for ending years of street fighting by rival militias but the former general — who died Saturday — is now mostly despised for the arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings that took place during his rule. Last year, he...

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