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Mahir Çayan
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Born (1946-03-15)March 15, 1946
Samsun, Samsun, Turkey
Died March 30, 1972(1972-03-30) (aged 26)
Kızıldere [tr], Niksar, Tokat, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Alma mater Ankara University
Known for One of the most well-known Turkish communist leaders
Political party People's Liberation Party-Front of Turkey
Partner(s)
Gülten Savaşçı (m. 1970–1972)
Parent(s) Aziz Çayan
Naciye Çayan

Mahir Çayan (15 March 1946 – 30 March 1972) was a Turkish communist revolutionary and the leader of People's Liberation Party-Front of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi). He was a Marxist–Leninist revolutionary leader. On 30 March 1972, he was killed in an ambush by Turkish Military Forces with nine of the other members of THKP-C and THKO in Kızıldere village.

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