Fahri Korutürk

(1903-1987) Turkish admiral, ambassador and 6th President of the Republic of Turkey

Fahri Sabit Korutürk (3 August 1903 – 12 October 1987) was a Turkish navy officer and politician. He was the sixth President of Turkey, from 1973 to 1980.

Fahri Korutürk
6th President of Turkey
In office
6 April 1973 – 6 April 1980
Prime MinisterFerit Melen
Naim Talu
Bülent Ecevit
Sadi Irmak
Süleyman Demirel
Preceded byCevdet Sunay
Succeeded byKenan Evren
3rd Commander of the Turkish Navy
In office
12 September 1957 – 2 July 1960
Preceded bySadık Altıncan
Succeeded byZeki Özak
Personal details
Born3 August 1903
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died12 October 1987(1987-10-12) (aged 84)
Istanbul, Turkey
Resting placeTurkish State Cemetery
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Emel Korutürk

After his retirement in 1960 from the post of Commander of the Turkish Navy, Korutürk was appointed by the Head of State Cemal Gürsel as Turkish ambassador to the Soviet Union (1960-1964) and later to Spain (1964-1965).

In 1968, President Cevdet Sunay appointed him member of the senate. On 6 April 1973, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey elected him the 6th President of the Republic of Turkey.[1]

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  1. Roger P. Nye (1977). "Civil-Military Confrontation in Turkey: The 1973 Presidential Election". International Journal of Middle East Studies, 8, pp 209-228. doi:10.1017/S0020743800026957.