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Press Statement
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 6, 2006


Turkey: Death of Former Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit

We were saddened to learn of the death of Bulent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey four times between 1974 and 2002. Mr. Ecevitís commitment to Turkey and its secular, democratic institutions was respected throughout the world. His accomplishments beyond the political sphere, in poetry, writing and linguistics, showed that he was also a man of great intellectual curiosity and talent. We extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Ecevitís family and to the people of Turkey.

2006/1005


Released on November 6, 2006

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