Suat Hayri Ürgüplü

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Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
Suat Ürgüplü.jpg
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
20 February 1965 – 27 October 1965
Preceded by İsmet İnönü
Succeeded by Süleyman Demirel
Personal details
Born (1903-08-13)August 13, 1903
Damascus, Ottoman Empire
Died December 27, 1981(1981-12-27) (aged 78)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Justice Party
Alma mater Istanbul University
Religion Sunni Islam

Ali Suat Hayri Ürgüplü (13 August 1903, Damascus, Ottoman Empire – 27 December 1981, Istanbul, Turkey) was a Turkish political figure. He served a brief term as prime minister of Turkey in 1965.

Biography[edit]

Ürgüplü graduated from Galatasaray High School. He was the descendant of a distinguished line of Ottoman religious scholars and administrators. His father was the celebrated Sheikh ul-Islam Ürgüplü Hayri Efendi, minister of religious affairs under the Committee of Union and Progress (or Young Turk) regime of 1913-1918.

Career[edit]

After a brief career as a judge, Ürgüplü entered the Parliament in 1939 and served as Minister of Customs and Public Monopolies in the Şükrü Saracoğlu cabinet in 1947-1948. He returned to the senate of Parliament in 1961 and was its chairman November 27, 1963–November 6, 1963. Ürgüplü was asked to form a non-partisan caretaker cabinet after the collapse of Premier İsmet İnönü's coalition government in 1965. The cabinet was formed on 5 February, and served until the parliamentary elections of 10 October, although it never received a vote of confidence in Parliament.

Ürgüplü continued to serve in the senate until 1972. He died on 27 December 1981 in Istanbul[1] and was interred at the Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suat Urguplu, 78, Dies; Ex-Premier of Turkey". The New York Times. 1981-12-27. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
Political offices
Preceded by
İsmet İnönü
Prime Minister of Turkey
20 Feb 1965–27 Oct 1965
Succeeded by
Süleyman Demirel