|Died||June 13, 1972|
Cause of death
|Known for||Nationalist activist|
|Nationalist Movement Party|
He was born in Gaziantep to a traditionalist family and underwent training to become an officer in the Turkish Army, eventually reaching the rank of Major. A supporter of the conservative elements in the army, he took part in the coup d'état of Cemal Gürsel on 27 May 1960, although he was sent to Switzerland to serve as a military attache in the Turkish embassy in Zürich.
Forced to retire from the army, he entered politics along with his close associate Alparslan Türkeş by joining Cumhuriyetçi Köylü Millet Partisi (which was later renamed the Nationalist Movement Party). A strong advocate of Pan-Turkism, he established a camp to train North Cypriot guerillas in 1968.
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