Ahmet Necdet Sezer

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Ahmet Necdet Sezer

Ahmet Necdet Sezer [ ɑhˈmɛt ˈnɛd͡ʒdɛt ˈsɛzɛr ] (born September 13, 1941 in Afyon ) was the 10th President of the Republic of Turkey from 2000 to 2007.

Sezer doctorate at the law faculty of the University of Ankara , and thereafter judges . From 1983 he worked at the Court of Cassation and in 1988 he was appointed to the Constitutional Court by the then President General Kenan Evren , whose chairman he became in 1998 as successor to Yekta Güngör Özden . After he was elected by parliament on May 5, 2000 in the third ballot , he was sworn in on May 16, 2000 as the successor to Suleyman Demirel as 10th President.

Sezer was the first Turkish president to be neither a parliamentarian nor a member of the army .

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