List of Chiefs of the Turkish General Staff

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This list includes Chiefs of the General Staff of the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Genelkurmay Başkanı).

Name Foto Birth date
Death date
Cemetery
Rank
(last rank)
Start
End
Register
Year of Graduation: KHO
Year of Graduation: Ottoman / Turkish staff college
Note
1 İsmet İnönü
Erkân-ı Harbiye-i Umumiye Reis Vekili
Inonu Ismet.jpg 24 September 1884, Izmir
25 December 1973
Anıtkabir
Mirliva
(General)
3 May 1920
3 August 1921
Top. 1319 (1903)-1
1906 (59th class)
31 March Incident
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence
2nd president
2 Fevzi Çakmak
Erkân-ı Harbiye-i Umumiye Reis Vekili
Fevzi cakmak.png 1876, Istanbul
10 April 1950
Eyüp Sultan Mezarlığı
Mareşal 5 August 1921
12 January 1944
P. 1311 (1895)-c-7
1898 (51st class)
Albanian Uprising
Italo-Turkish War
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence
3 Kâzım Orbay Mehmet Kazim Orbay.jpg 11 March 1887, Izmir
3 June 1964
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
Turkish State Cemetery
General 12 January 1944
30 July 1946 (resigned)
Top. 1320 (1904)-1
1907 (60th class)
31 March Incident
Albanian Uprising
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence
Dersim Rebellion
4 Salih Omurtak 1889, Thessaloniki
23 June 1954
Ankara Hava Şehitliği
Turkish State Cemetery
General 1 August 1946
8 June 1949
P. 1323 (1907)-1
1910 (63rd class)
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence
5 Abdurrahman Nafiz Gürman ANGurman.jpg 1882, Bodrum
6 February 1966
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
Turkish State Cemetery
General 10 June 1949
6 June 1950
P. 1319 (1903)-5
1906 (59th class)
Italo-Turkish War
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence (POW in 1919)
6 Nuri Yamut 1890, Thessaloniki
5 June 1961
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
General 5 June 1950
10 April 1954
P. 1324 (1908)-27
1920 (67th class)
Balkan Wars (POW in 1912)
World War I
War of Independence
7 Nurettin Baransel 1897, Istanbul
21 May 1967
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
General 28 May 1954
25 August 1955
P. 1328 (1912)-b-84
1925 (69th class)
Balkan Wars
World War I
War of Independence
8 İsmail Hakkı Tunaboylu 1895, Oryahovo
28 October 1958
Cebeci Asri Cemetery
General 25 August 1955
10 October 1957
Top. 1330 (1914)-c-3
1927 (71st class)
World War I
War of Independence
9 Feyzi Mengüç 1896, Istanbul
23 June 1966
Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery
General 11 October 1957
22 August 1958
İs. 1330 (1914)-c-39
1925 (69th class)
World War I
War of Independence
10 Rüştü Erdelhun 1894, Edirne
9 November 1983
Cebeci Asri Cemetery
General 23 August 1958
27 May 1960
Top. 1330 (1914)-b-10
1926 (70th class)
World War I
War of Independence
11 Ragıp Gümüşpala 1897, Edirne
6 June 1964
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
General 3 June 1960
4 August 1960
P. 1333 (1917)-92
1934 (78th class)
World War I
War of Independence
Sheikh Said Rebellion
12 Cevdet Sunay Cevdet Sunay.png 1899, Trabzon
22 May 1982
Turkish State Cemetery
General 4 August 1960
16 March 1966
Top. 1334 (1918)-N-6
1930 (74th class)
World War I (POW in 1917)
War of Independence
5th president
13 Cemal Tural 1905, Erzincan
17 December 1981
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
General 16 March 1966
16 March 1969
P. 1341 (1925)-12
1933 (77th class)
14 Memduh Tağmaç 1904, Erzurum
30 March 1978
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
General 16 March 1969
29 August 1972
Top. 1928-1
1938 (82nd class)
March 12 memorandum
15 Faruk Gürler 1913, Istanbul
23 August 1984
Cebeci Şehitliği
General 29 August 1972
6 March 1973
Top. 1931-13
1942 (86th class)
March 12 memorandum
(as commander of K. K. K.)
16 Semih Sancar 1911, Erzurum
8 December 1984
Cebeci Şehitliği
General 6 March 1973
7 March 1978
Top. 1932-8
1942 (86th class)
Cyprus Operation
17 Kenan Evren The Seventh President of Turkey Kenan Evren taken from The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey web site.jpg 17 July 1917, Alaşehir
-
General 7 March 1978
1 July 1983
Top. 1938-50
1949 (93rd class)
September 12 coup d'état
7th president
18 Nurettin Ersin 1918, Çanakkale
3 October 2005
Cebeci Şehitliği
General 1 July 1983
6 December 1983
P. 1937-88
1948 (92nd class)
Cyprus Operation
(as commander of K.T.B.K)
September 12 coup d'état
(as commander of K.K.K.)
19 Necdet Üruğ 1921, Istanbul
-
General 6 December 1983
2 July 1987
Top. 1941-30
1950 (95th class)
nephew of Ömer Faruk Gürler
20 Necip Torumtay 1926, Trabzon
- 28 August 2011, Ankara
General 24 July 1987
3 December 1990
Top. 1944-9
1954 (96th class)
21 Doğan Güreş 1926, Kilis
-
General 6 December 1990
30 August 1994
P. 1947-Nk.-2
1965 (107th class)
22 İsmail Hakkı Karadayı 1932, Çankırı
-
General 30 August 1994
30 August 1998
Top. 1951-67
1963 (105th class)
Operation Steel
Atmaca Tokat Harekâtı
Operation Hammer
February 28 Process
Operation Dawn
23 Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu 1934, Bozuyuk
-
General 30 August 1998
28 August 2002
Top. 1955-3
1967 (109th class)
24 Hilmi Özkök 1940, Turgutlu
-
General 28 August 2002
30 August 2006
Top. 1959-1
1972 (114th class)
25 Yaşar Büyükanıt Yaşar Büyükanıt cropped.jpg 1 September 1940, Istanbul
-
General 30 August 2006
30 August 2008
P. 1961-2
1972 (114th class)
Operation Hammer
(as commander of VII Corps)
Şemdinli incident
(as commander of K.K.K.)
E-memorandum
Operation Sun
26 İlker Başbuğ Ilker Basbug.jpg 29 April 1943, Afyonkarahisar
-
General 30 August 2008
30 August 2010
P. 1962-2
1973 (115th class)
27 Işık Koşaner 5 December 1945, Izmir
-
General 30 August 2010
29 July 2011
P. 1965-3
1978 (120th class)
28 Necdet Özel Gnkur necdet ozel.jpg 1950, Ankara
-
General 30 July 2011
P. 1969-1
1978 (120th class)

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