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Turki (II) bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died on November 12, 2016
He was a member of the House of Saud.
Turki was a member of the Sudairi Seven, a powerful faction of brothers within the Al Saud.
He was a prince, whose parents were King Abdulaziz and Hassa Al Sudairi.
Turki was known as “the second” because he was the second son born to King Abdulaziz named “Turki”.
Turki Abdulaziz’s was the first Prince, the first son who died in 1919 due to Spanish flu.
Turki studied at the Princes’ School established by King Abdulaziz to educate his children.
Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz’s divorced his first wife to marry Hind Al Fassi was Noura bint Abdallah bin Abdul Rahman.
Prince Turki’s second wife was Hind Al Fassi, a member of the Saudi Arabian al-Fassi family and daughter of Sheikh Shams ed-din Al Fassi, a Sufi religious leader from the Shadhili order, and great-grandson of Moroccan Sufi Imam al-Fassi, who had settled in Mecca in the late 18th-century.
He had sacrificed his position as deputy defense minister and relocated from the Kingdom into a self exile because he refused to divorce her in late 1970s.
But, he lost not only his position but also his candidacy for the Saudi throne.
After that, he and his wife went to Egypt in the late 1970s and never returned to Saudi Arabia together again.
His wife died in 2010 in Cairo at the age of 57.
When she died, Prince Turki returned to Saudi Arabia.
He had four sons from his first marriage, Prince Khalid (born December 1957), Prince Sultan (born May 1968), Prince Faisal (born January 1965) and Prince Fahd (born August 1959).
During 1975, Prince Turki’s elder sons took $1.1 million loan from the US Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) to finance their business in relation to rice mills in Saudi Arabia.
One of Prince Turki’s daughters was married to Khalid bin Sultan.
Sultan bin Turki his son also, was “kidnapped” in Geneva and placed under house arrest in Riyadh in 2004 after he spoke out in favor of reform in Saudi Arabia.
Faisal bin Turki was also his son, who was an adviser at the ministry of petroleum and natural resources.
Prince Turki passed away at