İsmet Sezgin, Turkish politician, Died at 88

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İsmet Sezgin was born in 1928 and died on December 7, 2016.

He was a Turkish politician.

He served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Minister of National Defence from 1997 to 1999, as the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly in 1995, as the Minister of the Interior from 1991 to 1993, as the Minister of Finance from 1979 to 1980 and as the Minister of Youth and Sports from 1969 to 1971.

Between 1999 and 2002, Ismet served as the Leader of the Democrat Turkey Party, but did not contest any elections.

He was born in Aydın as the eldest of 9 children.

Ismet completed his primary and secondary education in Aydın and graduated from high school in İzmir.

Sezgin received higher education at the High Economy and Trade School (now Dokuz Eylül University). During his student years, he was involved in athletics.

Following his graduation from the High Economy and Trade School in 1950, he immediately began working at the Turkey Real Estate Credit Bank (now Ziraat Bankası) Denizli branch.

Sezgin married Saadet Sezgin, a mathematics teacher in 1952 and was also elected to the Democrat Party Denizli Provincial Administration Board in the same year.

İsmet Sezgin passed away at 88 years old.

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