Former Turkish premier Erbakan dies
Mr. Necmettin Erbakan was under treatment at a private hospital in Ankara, TRT English.
The hospital in Ankara said in a statement that Necmettin Erbakan died at 11.40 hours Turkish time, on Sunday.
Erbakan was born in Sinop, at the coast of Black Sea in northern Turkey. After the high school education in İstanbul Lisesi, he graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Istanbul Technical University in 1948, and received a PhD degree from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
After returning to Turkey, Erbakan became lecturer at the İTÜ and was appointed professor in 1965 at the same university. After working some time in leading position in the industry, he switched over to politics, and was elected deputy of Konya in 1969.