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Adnan Menderes
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9th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
22 May 1950 – 27 May 1960
President Celal Bayar
Preceded by Şemsettin Günaltay
Succeeded by Cemal Gürsel
Leader of the Democrat Party
In office
9 June 1950 – 27 May 1960
Preceded by Celal Bayar
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
25 April 1931 – 27 May 1960
Constituency Aydın (1931, 1935, 1939, 1943)
Kütahya (1946)
Istanbul (1950, 1954, 1957)
Personal details
Born 1899
Koçarlı, Aydın Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died 17 September 1961 (aged 61–62)
İmralı, Turkey
Cause of death Execution by hanging
Political party SCF (1930)
CHP (1930–45)
DP (1946–60)
Berin Menderes (m. 1928)
Children Yüksel, Mutlu, Aydın
Alma mater Ankara University, Law School

Adnan Menderes ( 1899 – 17 September 1961) was a Turkish politician. He was the Turkish Prime Minister between 1950 and 1960. He was one of the founders of the Democrat Party (DP) in 1946, the fourth legal opposition party of Turkey. He was tried and hanged under the military junta after the 1960 coup d'état, along with two other cabinet members, Fatin Rüştü Zorlu and Hasan Polatkan. One of the accusations brought against him was of him ordering the Istanbul Pogrom against citizens of Greek ethnicity. He was the last Turkish political leader to be executed after a military coup and is also one of the four political leaders of the Turkish Republic (along with Kemal Atatürk, Süleyman Demirel and Turgut Özal) to have had a mausoleum built in his honour.

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