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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

# Name
(Born–Died)
Picture Took Office Left Office Background
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881–1938)
29 October 1923 10 November 1938
(Died in office)
Republican People's Party
2 İsmet İnönü
(1884–1973)
Inonu Ismet.jpg 11 November 1938 22 May 1950 Republican People's Party
3 Celâl Bayar
(1883–1986)
22 May 1950 27 May 1960
(Deposed)
Democratic Party
4 Cemal Gürsel
(1895–1966)
27 May 1960 28 March 1966
(Deposed by the TBMM)
Military
5 Cevdet Sunay
(1899–1982)
28 March 1966 28 March 1973 Military
6 Fahri Korutürk
(1903–1987)
6 April 1973 6 April 1980 Senate
7 Kenan Evren
(1917–2015)
9 November 1982 9 November 1989 Military
8 Turgut Özal
(1927–1993)
Turgut Özal cropped.jpg 9 November 1989 17 April 1993
(Died in office)
Motherland Party
9 Süleyman Demirel
(1924–2015 )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 16 May 1993 16 May 2000 True Path Party
10 Ahmet Necdet Sezer
(1941– )
Ahmet Necdet Sezer.jpg 16 May 2000 28 August 2007 Judiciary
11 Abdullah Gül
(1950– )
Abdullah Gül 2005Feb06.jpg 28 August 2007 28 August 2014 Justice and Development Party
12 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
(1954– )
Recep Tayyip Erdogan.PNG 28 August 2014 Incumbent Justice and Development Party

Acting Presidents

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