Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu

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Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu (December 31, 1954 – March 25, 2009) was a Turkish politician and member of the Parliament of Turkey. He was the leader and founder of the Great Union Party (BBP), a right-wing, nationalist-Islamist political party.[1][2]

Yazıcıoğlu was born 1954 in a small village named Elmali in Şarkışla of Sivas Province. He studied in Şarkışla from primary school to high school after that he was educated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ankara University.

Yazıcıoğlu died on March 25, 2009, in a helicopter crash[1][2] in the south-eastern Turkish province of Kahramanmaraş, after a political rally there on the way to the next rally in Yozgat just four days before the local elections. Ironically he had written a poetry with the meaning of feeling cold in English during his stay in prison. He also was member of Grey Wolves in the 1970s.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Great Union Party (BBP)
Jan 29, 1993–Mar 25, 2009
Succeeded by
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