List of Prime Ministers of Turkey

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This is a chronological list of Prime Ministers of Turkey, since the establishment of that position in 1920, during the Turkish War of Independence. The Prime Minister is also the head of the Executive Branch of the government along with the Council of Ministers.

The Prime Minister must be approved by a majority of votes (vote of confidence) in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey along with other members of the Cabinet.

List of Prime Ministers of Turkey (1920–present)[edit]

Prime Ministers of the Government of the Grand National Assembly (1920–1923)[edit]

No. Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of Office Political Party
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881–1938)
Atatürk.png 1 3 May 1920 24 January 1921 Republican People's Party
2 Fevzi Çakmak
(1876–1950)
Fevzi cakmak.png 2 24 January 1921 19 May 1921 Republican People's Party
3 19 May 1921 9 July 1922
3 Rauf Orbay
(1881–1964)
Hüseyn Rauf Orbay.png 4 12 July 1922 4 August 1923 Republican People's Party
4 Fethi Okyar
(1880–1943)
Ali Fethi Okyar.jpg 5 14 August 1923 27 October 1923 Republican People's Party

Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey (1923–present)[edit]

No. Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of Office Political Party Cabinet Elected President
(Term)
1 İsmet İnönü
(1884–1973)
Inonu Ismet.jpg 1 November 1923 6 March 1924 Republican People's Party 1 İnönü I 1923 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Atatürk.png
(1923–1938)
6 March 1924 21 November 1924 2 İnönü II
2 Fethi Okyar
(1880–1943)
Ali Fethi Okyar.jpg 21 November 1924 6 March 1925 Republican People's Party 3 Okyar
(1) İsmet İnönü
(1884–1973)
Inonu Ismet.jpg 6 March 1925 1 November 1927 Republican People's Party 4 İnönü III
1 November 1927 27 September 1930 5 İnönü IV
27 September 1930 4 May 1931 6 İnönü V 1927
4 May 1931 1 March 1935 7 İnönü VI 1931
1 March 1935 25 October 1937 8 İnönü VII 1935
3 Celâl Bayar
(1883–1986)
Celal bayar.jpg 25 October 1937 11 November 1938 Republican People's Party 9 Bayar I
11 November 1938 25 January 1939 10 Bayar II İsmet İnönü
Inonu Ismet.jpg
(1938–1950)
4 Refik Saydam
(1881–1942)
Refik Saydam.jpg 25 January 1939 3 April 1939 Republican People's Party 11 Saydam I
3 April 1939 8 July 1942[1] 12 Saydam II 1939
Ahmet Fikri Tüzer (acting)
(1878–1942)
Ahmet Fikri Tüzer.jpg 8 July 1942 9 July 1942 Republican People's Party
5 Şükrü Saracoğlu
(1887–1953)
Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu.jpg 9 July 1942 9 March 1943 Republican People's Party 13 Saracoğlu I
9 March 1943 7 August 1946 14 Saracoğlu II 1943
6 Recep Peker
(1889–1950)
Mehmet Recep Bey Peker.jpg 7 August 1946 9 September 1947 Republican People's Party 15 Peker 1946
7 Hasan Saka
(1885–1960)
Hasan Hüsnü Saka.jpg 10 September 1947 10 June 1948 Republican People's Party 16 Saka I
10 June 1948 16 January 1949 17 Saka II
8 Şemsettin Günaltay
(1883–1961)
Mehmet Şemsettin Bey Günaltay.jpg 16 January 1949 22 May 1950 Republican People's Party 18 Günaltay
9 Adnan Menderes
(1899–1961)
Adnan Menderes VI. Yasama Dönemi.jpg 22 May 1950 9 March 1951 Democrat Party 19 Menderes I 1950 Celâl Bayar
Celal bayar.jpg
(1950–1960)
9 March 1951 17 May 1954 20 Menderes II
17 May 1954 9 December 1955 21 Menderes III 1954
9 December 1955 25 November 1957 22 Menderes IV
25 November 1957 27 May 1960[2] 23 Menderes V 1957
10 Cemal Gürsel
(1895–1966)
Portrait of Cemal Gürsel.JPG 28 May 1960 5 January 1961 Non-party
Military
24 Gürsel I National Unity Committee
(1960–1961)
5 January 1961 7 October 1961 25 Gürsel II
Fahrettin Özdilek (acting)
(1898–1989)
No image.png 30 October 1961 20 November 1961 Non-party
Military
1961 Cemal Gürsel
Portrait of Cemal Gürsel.JPG
(1961–1966)
(1) İsmet İnönü
(1884–1973)
Inonu Ismet.jpg 20 November 1961 25 June 1962 Republican People's Party 26 İnönü VIII
25 June 1962 25 December 1963 27 İnönü IX
25 December 1963 20 February 1965 28 İnönü X
11 Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
(1903–1981)
Suat Ürgüplü.jpg 20 February 1965 27 October 1965 Non-party 29 Ürgüplü
12 Süleyman Demirel
(1924– )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 27 October 1965 3 November 1969 Justice Party 30 Demirel I 1965
3 November 1969 6 March 1970 31 Demirel II 1969 Cevdet Sunay
Cevdet Sunay.png
(1966–1973)
6 March 1970 26 March 1971[3] 32 Demirel III
13 Nihat Erim
(1912–1980)
No image.png 26 March 1971 11 December 1971 Non-party 33 Erim I
11 December 1971 17 April 1972 34 Erim II
14 Ferit Melen
(1906–1988)
No image.png 17 April 1972 15 April 1973 Republican Reliance Party 35 Melen
15 Naim Talu
(1919–1998)
No image.png 15 April 1973 25 January 1974 Non-party 36 Talu 1973 Fahri Korutürk
FahriKoruturk.jpg
(1973–1980)
16 Bülent Ecevit
(1925–2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 25 January 1974 17 November 1974 Republican People's Party 37 Ecevit I
17 Sadi Irmak
(1906–1990)
No image.png 17 November 1974 31 March 1975 Non-party 38 Irmak
(12) Süleyman Demirel
(1924– )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 31 March 1975 21 June 1977 Justice Party 39 Demirel IV
(16) Bülent Ecevit
(1925–2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 21 June 1977 21 July 1977 Republican People's Party 40 Ecevit II 1977
(12) Süleyman Demirel
(1924– )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 21 July 1977 5 January 1978 Justice Party 41 Demirel V
(16) Bülent Ecevit
(1925–2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 5 January 1978 12 November 1979 Republican People's Party 42 Ecevit III
(12) Süleyman Demirel
(1924– )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 12 November 1979 12 September 1980[4] Justice Party 43 Demirel VI
18 Bülend Ulusu
(1923– )
BulendUlusu.jpg 20 September 1980 13 December 1983 Non-party
Military
44 Ulusu National Security Council
(1980–1982)
Kenan Evren
The Seventh President of Turkey Kenan Evren taken from The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey web site.jpg
(1982–1989)
19 Turgut Özal
(1927–1993)
Turgut Özal cropped.jpg 13 December 1983 21 December 1987 Motherland Party 45 Özal I 1983
21 December 1987 31 October 1989 46 Özal II 1987
Ali Bozer (acting)
(1925– )
No image.png 31 October 1989 9 November 1989 Motherland Party
20 Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935– )
No image.png 9 November 1989 23 June 1991 Motherland Party 47 Akbulut Turgut Özal
Turgut Özal cropped.jpg
(1989–1993)
21 Mesut Yılmaz
(1947– )
No image.png 23 June 1991 20 November 1991 Motherland Party 48 Yılmaz I 1991
(12) Süleyman Demirel
(1924– )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 20 November 1991 16 May 1993 True Path Party 49 Demirel VII
Erdal İnönü (acting)
(1926–2007)
No image.png 16 May 1993 25 June 1993 Social Democratic Populist Party Süleyman Demirel
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg
(1993–2000)
22 Tansu Çiller
(1946– )
TansuÇiller.jpg 25 June 1993 5 October 1995 True Path Party 50 Çiller I
5 October 1995 30 October 1995 51 Çiller II
30 October 1995 6 March 1996 52 Çiller III 1995
(21) Mesut Yılmaz
(1947– )
No image.png 6 March 1996 28 June 1996 Motherland Party 53 Yılmaz II
23 Necmettin Erbakan
(1926–2011)
Necmettin-Erbakan.jpg 28 June 1996 30 June 1997 Welfare Party 54 Erbakan
(21) Mesut Yılmaz
(1947– )
No image.png 30 June 1997 11 January 1999 Motherland Party 55 Yılmaz III
(16) Bülent Ecevit
(1925–2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 11 January 1999 28 May 1999 Democratic Left Party 56 Ecevit IV
28 May 1999 18 November 2002 57 Ecevit V 1999 Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Ahmet Necdet Sezer.jpg
(2000–2007)
24 Abdullah Gül
(1950– )
Abdullah Gül (cropped version).jpg 18 November 2002 14 March 2003 Justice and Development Party 58 Gül 2002
25 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
(1954– )
Recep Tayyip Erdogan.PNG 14 March 2003 29 August 2007 Justice and Development Party 59 Erdoğan I
29 August 2007 6 July 2011 60 Erdoğan II 2007 Abdullah Gül
Abdullah Gül (cropped version).jpg
(2007–2014)
6 July 2011 28 August 2014 61 Erdoğan III 2011
26 Ahmet Davutoğlu
(1959– )
Ahmet Davutoglu head (cropped).JPG 29 August 2014 Incumbent Justice and Development Party 62 Davutoğlu Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan.PNG
(2014– )

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Died in office
  2. ^ Deposed in the 1960 Turkish coup d'état
  3. ^ Resigned after the 1971 Turkish coup d'état
  4. ^ Deposed in the 1980 Turkish coup d'état

See also[edit]