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Turkey’s ex-military chief Yasar Buyukanit dies at 79

Buyukanit, who was receiving medical treatment for some time, dies early Thursday morning

Zeynep Rakipoglu   | 21.11.2019
Turkey’s ex-military chief Yasar Buyukanit dies at 79

ISTANBUL 

Turkey's former Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit died on Thursday at the age of 79.

According to information obtained by Anadolu Agency's correspondent, Buyukanit, who had been receiving medical treatment for some time, died early in the morning in Istanbul.

Filiz Buyukanit, his wife also passed away at the age of 79, four days ago. Yasar Buyukanit could not attend his wife's funeral due to his illness.

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