Yaşar Büyükanıt

Turkish general

General Mehmet Yaşar Büyükanıt (1 September 1940 – 21 November 2019) was a Turkish military official. He was the 25th Chief of the Turkish General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, from 28 August 2006 to 28 August 2008.

Yaşar Büyükanıt
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25th Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
28 August 2006 – 28 August 2008
PresidentAhmet Necdet Sezer
Abdullah Gül
Preceded byHilmi Özkök
Succeeded byİlker Başbuğ
Personal details
Born(1940-09-01)1 September 1940
Istanbul, Turkey
Died21 November 2019(2019-11-21) (aged 79)
Istanbul, Turkey
Spouse(s)Filiz Büyükanıt
Military service
Branch/service Turkish Land Forces
Years of service1961–2008
RankTurkey-army-OF-9.svg General

Büyükanıt died on 21 November 2019 at a hospital in Istanbul of heart and respiratory failure at the age of 79.[1]


  1. "Turkey's ex-military chief Yaşar Büyükanıt dies at 79". HurriteyDaily. 21 November 2019.