Dainis Turlais

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Dainis Turlais

Dainis Turlais (born 24 November 1950 in Madona, Latvian SSR) is a Latvian politician. He is a member of the Proud to serve Riga party, following the 2011 dissolution of the LPP/LC party, to which he belonged when he served as a deputy of the 9th Saeima (Latvian Parliament) from 7 November 2006 to 5 March 2009. Turlais was Latvia's Minister of the Interior from 21 December 1995 to 10 July 1997. In 2013, he was elected to Riga City Council.

Before he started his political carrier, he was commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces (1992 - 1994).