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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the funeral of the father of ex-President Abdullah Gul in central Kayseri province on Monday. reports citing Anadolu news agency.

The funeral prayer of Ahmet Hamdi Gul was held at Cami Kebir Mosque in the province’s Melikgazi district.

The 91-year-old had passed away at a hospital in Kayseri city on Sunday.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman, EU Minister Omer Celik, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu were among those who attended the funeral.

Abdullah Gul is one of the founders of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party and served as president of Turkey between 2007 and 2014.

Before his term as president, Gul had also served as prime minister and foreign minister.

2017.05.08 / 18:44
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