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The late Prof. Korkut Ozal FIAS (Turkey)

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prof-korkut-ozal-300x300It is with a sense of sadness and sorrow that the President and the Director General of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) in Amman, Jordan, announce the passing away of the eminent Turkish scientist: Prof. Korkut Ozal , Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences. He was 87.

Prof. Ozal was born on May 29, 1929 in Malatya, Turkey. He was married and a father of five.

After graduation from the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1951, Ozal was appointed Chief Engineer of the Malatya Region Water Works Department of Turkey (1951-1955), and was in charge of the study, design, construction, operation and management of water projects for the area.

Following a 2-year specialization in Water Resources System Design and Ground Water Engineering in the USA, Prof. Ozal successively held the following positions:

Regional Director of Water Works for Euphrates and Tigris River Basins in Turkey (1957-1960).

Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey (1960-1967).

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turkish State Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), Professor (part-time), Middle East Technical University (1967-1971).

Coordinator of a holding company dealing with automotives, construction materials; Professor (part-time) Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey; Consultant to the Shell Group in Turkey (1972-1973).

Member, Turkish Grand National Assembly; Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Interior, Turkey (1973-1980).

Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer of Companies dealing in Islamic Banking, Construction, International Oil Trade (1981-1985).

Prof. Ozal served as Director, Islamic Research and Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank (IRTI/IDB), and has planned and designed several river basin, oil, energy and agricultural development schemes.

Prof. Ozal was a Founding Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (1986).

Prof. Ozal will be greatly missed by his colleagues and fellow scientists in Turkey and the Islamic World. “Ina Lillah Wa Ina Ilaihi Raj’oon.”

IAS President, Fellows and staff offer their heartfelt condolences to his family and friends throughout the World.

Moneef R. Zou’bi
Director General
Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS)
PO Box 830036, Amman 11183, Jordan.
Tel +9626-55-22-104 & +9626-55-23-385
Fax +9626-55-11-803
www.iasworld.org
Abdel Salam Majali
President
Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS)
PO Box 830036, Amman 11183, Jordan.
Tel +9626-55-22-104 & +9626-55-23-385
Fax +9626-55-11-803
www.iasworld.org