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Bulent Ecevit has died

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posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 06:19 PM
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Former Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit has died after nearly six months in a coma following a stroke, aged 81.

The veteran politician had five terms in office in a career of four decades, before being swept from power in 2002.

He ordered the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, leading to the island's division which still exists today.

Mr Ecevit was responsible for pushing Turkey closer to the West and towards candidacy for EU membership.


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To be honest this is the first I have heard of this bloke.
Do any members have any thoughts on what Bulent legecy may be and what he achieved ?
Cheers xpert11.




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