Court acquits suspect for former president's ‘assasination’

Published 26.11.2014 16:30
Updated 26.11.2014 16:31
Court acquits suspect for former president's ‘assasination’

A Turkish criminal court yesterday acquitted retired Brigadier General Levent Ersöz of charges of having killed Turkey's eighth president, Turgut Özal.

Ankara's fourth High Criminal Court said that there was a lack of positive proof for the charges.

Ersöz's lawyer cited a secret witness who had said that Özal's wife Semra had poisoned the president, and pleaded that Semra Özal should be tried on the charges.

Özal died of a suspicious heart attack on April 17, 1993 while still in office.

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