Prince Turki, brother of Saudi king, dies
Prince Turki bin Abdel Aziz, a brother of Saudi Arabia’s king, has died, a statement from the palace published on the official news agency SPA said early yesterday. 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. The group also included King Fahd and princes Sultan and Nayef, all now deceased, as well as the present Saudi monarch King Salman. Prince Turki, who was deputy minister of defense from 1968 to 1978, was to be buried yesterday. Spain announced King Felipe VI had canceled a threeday visit which was to have begun yesterday.