Turkish admiral, ambassador and 6th President of the Republic of Turkey
|6th President of Turkey|
6 April 1973 – 6 April 1980
|Prime Minister||Ferit Melen|
|Preceded by||Cevdet Sunay|
|Succeeded by||Kenan Evren|
|3rd Commander of the Turkish Navy|
12 September 1957 – 2 July 1960
|Preceded by||Sadık Altıncan|
|Succeeded by||Zeki Özak|
|Born||3 August 1903|
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Died||12 October 1987 (aged 84)|
|Resting place||Turkish State Cemetery|
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).
- 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.