Fahri Korutürk


Fahri Korutürk

Infobox President | name = Fahri Korutürk
nationality = Turkish


order = 6th President of the Republic of Turkey
term_start = April 6, 1973
term_end = April 6, 1980
vicepresident =
predecessor = Cevdet Sunay
successor = Kenan Evren
birth_date = August 3, 1903
birth_place = İstanbul
death_date = October 12, 1987
death_place = İstanbul
spouse = Emel Korutürk
party =

Fahri Korutürk (August 3, 1903ndash October 12, 1987) was a Turkish navy officer, diplomat and the sixth president of Turkey.

Biography

He was born in İstanbul. He attended the navy cadet school in 1916, graduated in 1923, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1933. Korutürk saw active service on cruisers and submarines and later travelled abroad as naval attaché in Rome, Berlin and Stockholm. In 1936, he participated in Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Turkish Straits as military advisor. He was made rear admiral in 1950 and commanded various units until he became admiral.

After his retirement in 1960 from the post of Commander of the Turkish Navy, Korutürk was appointed by the Head of State Cemal Gursel as Turkish ambassador to the Soviet Union and later to Spain. In 1968, President Cevdet Sunay appointed him member of the senate. On April 6, 1973, the TBMM elected him the 6th President of the Republic of Turkey. Korutürk served the constitutional term of seven years until April 6, 1980. Afterwards he became a permanent senator.He married Emel Korutürk in 1944 and they had two sons and a daughter. His surname, Korutürk, [The verb "koru"mak means "to protect", and refers to Ataturk's expectation of Korutürk to preserve his legacy.] was given to him by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Fahri Korutürk died in Moda, İstanbul. He was laid to rest in the Turkish State Cemetery in Ankara.

Works

* "İskajerak Deniz Muharebesi hakkında bir konferans" "(A Conference on the Battle of Skagerrak)"

ee also

* List of Turkish diplomats

References and notes


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