Kenan Evren

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Kenan Evren
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7th President of the Republic of Turkey
In office
12 September 1980 – 9 November 1989
Preceded byFahri Korutürk
Succeeded byTurgut Özal
Personal details
Born(1917-07-17)17 July 1917
Alaşehir, Ottoman Empire
Died9 May 2015(2015-05-09) (aged 97)
Ankara, Turkey
Spouse(s)Sakine Evren

Ahmet Kenan Evren (17 July 1917 – 9 May 2015), was a Turkish politician who served as the 7th President of Turkey. He was a former Turkish general and the leader of the coup d'état on 12 September 1980.

On 18 June 2014, Evren and General Tahsin Şahinkaya were given life sentences because of their roles in the 1980 coup. Evren and Şahinkaya had both of their military ranks stripped and both were demoted to rank of Private.[1]

Evren died at a military hospital in Ankara on 9 May 2015, aged 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "1980 Coup Leaders Given Life Sentences in Turkey". ABC News. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  2. "Former Turkish president Evren dies aged 97", Reuters, 9 May 2015.