Demirel, Suleyman

(1920- )
   Trained as a hydraulic engineer, Demirel was a moderate right-wing prime minister of Turkey on several occasions from 1965 to 1993 and then president from 1993 to 2000 upon the death of Turgut Ozal. The military removed Demirel from leadership on two separate occasions (1971 and 1980), which probably made him very cautious about opposing it on the Kurdish issue.
   Upon becoming prime minister again in 1991, Demirel offered great hope that Turkey might try to solve its Kurdish problem successfully when he recognized what he called "the Kurdish reality." The precedence of the national security mentality over the concept of basic human rights, however, helped cause Demirel's modest proposals to fail. Although he was an accomplished politician and public speaker, Demirel became symbolic of Turkey's inability to change and reform. His attempt to remain in the presidency failed, and he was succeeded in 2000 by Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Demirel, Süleyman — ▪ president of Turkey born October 6, 1924, İslâmköy, Turkey       politician and civil engineer who served seven times as prime minister of Turkey and was president from 1993 to 2000.       Born into a peasant family, Demirel graduated in 1948… …   Universalium

  • Süleyman Demirel — 9th President of the Republic of Turkey In office 16 May 1993 – 16 May 2000 Prime Minister Tansu Çi …   Wikipedia

  • Suleyman Demirel — Süleyman Demirel Süleyman Demirel Süleyman Demirel est un homme d’état turc, neuvième président de la république. Il a dirigé sept fois le gouvernement. Issu d une famille modeste, né à İslamköy, province d’Isparta en Turquie, le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • DEMIREL (S.) — DEMIREL SÜLEYMAN (1924 ) Né dans la région d’Isparta (sud du plateau anatolien), au sein d’une famille de paysans aisés, Süleyman Demirel obtient son diplôme d’ingénieur en hydraulique en 1949 à Istanbul, puis bénéficie d’une bourse américaine… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Süleyman Demirel — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • Süleyman Demirel — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Demirel. Süleyman Demirel Süleyman Demirel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Süleyman Demirel — Süleyman Demirel, 1998 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Demirel — („Demir“ = „Eisen“ und „El“ = „Hand“, somit also übersetzt „Eisenhand“) ist der türkische Familienname folgender Personen: Filiz Demirel (* 1964), deutsch türkische Politikerin (GAL Hamburg) Mithat Demirel (* 1978), deutscher Basketballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Demirel — is a Turkish surname and may refer to: Bektaş Demirel, Turkish judoka Mithat Demirel, German former professional basketball player of Turkish descent Süleyman Demirel, Turkish politician Volkan Demirel, Turkish football goalkeeper This page or… …   Wikipedia

  • Süleyman Demirel University — Infobox University name= Süleyman Demirel University established=1992 type = Public president=Metin Lütfi Baydar city=Isparta country=Republic of Turkey undergrad = 32,883 postgrad = 3,237 faculty= 1796 campus=Suburban website= [ …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.