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Fahri Korutürk
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6th President of Turkey
In office
6 April 1973 – 6 April 1980
Prime Minister Ferit Melen
Naim Talu
Bülent Ecevit
Sadi Irmak
Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Cevdet Sunay
Succeeded by Kenan Evren
3rd Commander of the Turkish Navy
In office
12 September 1957 – 2 July 1960
Preceded by Sadık Altıncan
Succeeded by Zeki Özak
Personal details
Born 3 August 1903
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died 12 October 1987(1987-10-12) (aged 84)
Istanbul, Turkey
Resting place Turkish State Cemetery
Nationality Turkish
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Emel Korutürk
Children 3
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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.

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.

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