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Body of Turkish ex-leader shows signs of poisoning: paper

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File photo of presidential honour guard carrying coffin of President Turgut Ozal as Turkish generals with drawn swords accompany them during a funeral procession in Ankara April 21, 1993.

File photo of presidential honour guard carrying coffin of President Turgut Ozal as Turkish generals with drawn swords accompany them during a funeral procession in Ankara April 21, 1993.
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Turkish President Turgut Ozal is seen in this January 1993 file photo. An autopsy on the exhumed body of late President Ozal, who led Turkey out of military rule in the 1980s, has revealed evidence of poisoning, a newspaper reported on November 26, 2012. There had long been rumours Ozal, who died of heart failure in 1993 aged 65, was murdered by militants of the "deep state" - a shadowy nationalist strain within the Turkish...more

Turkish President Turgut Ozal is seen in this January 1993 file photo. An autopsy on the exhumed body of late President Ozal, who led Turkey out of military rule in the 1980s, has revealed evidence of poisoning, a newspaper reported on November 26, 2012. There had long been rumours Ozal, who died of heart failure in 1993 aged 65, was murdered by militants of the "deep state" - a shadowy nationalist strain within the Turkish establishment of the day. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas/Files
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