Hulusi Sayın

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Hulusi Sayın
Personal details
Born28 April 1926
Elazığ, Turkey
Died30 January 1991(1991-01-30) (aged 64)
Ankara, Turkey
Military service
AllegianceTurkey
Branch/serviceTurkish Army
Years of service1945–1989
RankLt-General

Hulusi Sayın (28 April 1926 – 30 January 1991) was a general in the Turkish Gendarmerie, and may have been involved with the Gendarmerie's JITEM intelligence unit.[1] He retired in 1989 and become an adviser to the Prime Minister's office. He was assassinated outside his home in January 1991; the assassination was claimed by left group Dev Sol.[2] At the time of his death Sayın was known to be advocating a peaceful solution to the Kurdish–Turkish conflict.[3]

Sayın graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1948 and the Turkish Military College in 1964.

A high school in his home town is named for him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yedig, Serhan (2005-11-20). "Bir var bir yok. Hem var hem yok: JİTEM". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-12-25.
  2. ^ Associated Press, 30 January 1991, Assassins Kill Turkish Military Adviser
  3. ^ Today's Zaman, 4 October 2010, All officers on Bitlis’ team killed in unsolved murders, daily claims Archived 2011-01-15 at the Wayback Machine