The Kurdish leader and former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani died in Berlin's Charite University Hospital at the age of 83, in Berlin, Tuesday. Talabani's body is expected to be repatriated to Iraq next days. Talabani was an Iraqi Kurdish politician who served as the sixth Iraqi President from 2005 to 2014. He founded the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in 1975 and became the first non... Еще-Arab president of Iraq two years after Saddam Hussein was ousted. Talabani stepped down two years after suffering a stroke that led him to seek medical treatment in Germany.