List of Commanders of the Turkish Naval Forces

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Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces
Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı
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Flag of Turkish Naval Forces Command
Adnan Özbal (2018).jpg
Incumbent
Admiral Adnan Özbal [tr]

since 22 August 2017
Ministry of National Defence
Member ofTurkish Naval Forces
Reports toChief of the General Staff
Formation1 July 1949
First holderMehmet Ali Ülgen [tr]

This list includes Commanders of the Turkish Naval Forces (Turkish: Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı), who were, in their time of service, nominal heads of the Turkish Naval Forces (or Turkish Navy).

No. Commander Picture Took office Left office
1 Admiral Mehmet Ali Ülgen 1 July 1949 6 June 1950
2 Admiral Sadık Altıncan 13 June 1950 12 September 1957
3 Admiral Fahri Korutürk Fahri Korutürk.jpg 12 September 1957 2 July 1960
4 Vice admiral Ahmet Zeki Özak 2 July 1960 20 June 1961
5 Admiral Necdet Uran 20 June 1961 16 August 1968
6 Admiral Celal Eyiceoğlu 16 August 1968 30 August 1972
7 Admiral Kemal Kayacan 30 August 1972 23 August 1974
8 Admiral Hilmi Fırat 23 August 1974 9 August 1977
9 Admiral Bülent Ulusu 9 August 1977 10 August 1980
10 Admiral Nejat Tümer 10 August 1980 6 December 1983
11 Admiral Zahit Atakan 6 December 1983 22 August 1986
12 Admiral Emin Göksan 22 August 1986 22 August 1988
13 Admiral Orhan Karabulut 22 August 1988 20 August 1990
14 Admiral İrfan Tınaz 20 August 1990 20 August 1992
15 Admiral Vural Beyazıt 20 August 1992 18 August 1995
16 Admiral Güven Erkaya 18 August 1995 29 August 1997
17 Admiral Salim Dervişoğlu 29 August 1997 26 August 1999
18 Admiral İlhami Erdil 26 August 1999 24 August 2001
19 Admiral Bülent Alpkaya 24 August 2001 28 August 2003
20 Admiral Özden Örnek 28 August 2003 26 August 2005
21 Admiral Yener Karahanoğlu 26 August 2005 24 August 2007
22 Admiral Metin Ataç 24 August 2007 30 August 2009
23 Admiral Eşref Uğur Yiğit 30 August 2009 29 July 2011
24 Admiral Emin Murat Bilgel Emin Murat Bilgel.jpg 4 August 2011 23 August 2013
25 Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu Bülent Bostanoğlu.jpg 23 August 2013 22 August 2017
26 Admiral Adnan Özbal Adnan Özbal (2018).jpg 22 August 2017 Incumbent

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