President of Turkey facts for kids
This is a complete list of Presidents of Turkey. The list includes all eleven heads of state that lead the country after the Turkish War of Independence. For a list of rulers of the predecessor Ottoman Empire, see the Ottoman Dynasty.
Presidents of the Republic of Turkey (1923-Present
|Picture||Took Office||Left Office||Background|
|1||Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
|29 October 1923||10 November 1938
(Died in office)
|Republican People's Party|
|11 November 1938||22 May 1950||Republican People's Party|
|22 May 1950||27 May 1960
|27 May 1960||28 March 1966
(Deposed by the TBMM)
|28 March 1966||28 March 1973||Military|
|6 April 1973||6 April 1980||Senate|
|9 November 1982||9 November 1989||Military|
|9 November 1989||17 April 1993
(Died in office)
|16 May 1993||16 May 2000||True Path Party|
|10||Ahmet Necdet Sezer
|16 May 2000||28 August 2007||Judiciary|
|28 August 2007||28 August 2014||Justice and Development Party|
|12||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
|28 August 2014||Incumbent||Justice and Development Party|
- Cemal Gürsel (May 27, 1960 - October 10, 1961) Served with the title "head of state" following the May 1960 military coup.
- Tekin Arıburun (March 29, 1973 - April 6, 1973) Parliament speaker. Served as acting president ahead of Fahri Korutürk's election.
- İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil (April 6, 1980 - September 12, 1980) Parliament speaker. Served as acting president in the absence of a firm presidential candidate.
- Kenan Evren (September 12, 1980 - November 9, 1982) Served with the title "head of state" following the September 1980 military coup.
- Hüsamettin Cindoruk (April 17, 1993 - May 16, 1993) Parliament speaker. Served as acting president following Turgut Özal's death.
Images for kids
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a meeting, with the presidential seal and Turkish flag
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