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Saudi king’s brother Prince Turki dies

AFP
Published : Nov 12, 2016, 7:25 pm IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2016, 11:35 am IST

Prince Turki, who was deputy minister of defence from 1968 to 1978, was to be buried later on Saturday.

Prince Turki who was born in 1934, according to his official biography was a son of the kingdom's founder, King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and a member of a formidable bloc of brothers known as the Sudairi seven, after their mother Hassa bin Ahmed al-Sudairi, news agency SPA reported. (Photo:Youtube )
 Prince Turki who was born in 1934, according to his official biography was a son of the kingdom's founder, King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and a member of a formidable bloc of brothers known as the Sudairi seven, after their mother Hassa bin Ahmed al-Sudairi, news agency SPA reported. (Photo:Youtube )

Riyadh: Prince Turki bin Abdel Aziz, a brother of Saudi Arabia's king, has died, a statement from the palace published on the official media said early today.

Prince Turki who was born in 1934, according to his official biography was a son of the kingdom's founder, King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, and a member of a formidable bloc of brothers known as the Sudairi seven, after their mother Hassa bin Ahmed al-Sudairi, news agency SPA reported.

 

The bloc also included king Fahd and princes Sultan and Nayef, all now dead, as well as Saudi Arabia's King Salman.

Prince Turki, who was deputy minister of defence from 1968 to 1978, was to be buried later on Saturday.

King Salman is to receive condolences for three days from Saturday evening, the palace said.

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Location: Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Riyadh