Former Mali President Amadou Toumani Touré Dies in Turkey

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Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure (file photo).

It is unclear what caused Toure’s death.

Toure was a former army general, who was celebrated for his pursuit of democratic reforms in Mali, including organizing elections.

Toure was ousted as president of the West African nation following a military coup eight years ago.

Touré’s successor, Ibrahim Boubacar, was ousted in another coup three months ago. (VOA)

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