|7th President of the Republic of Turkey|
12 September 1980 – 9 November 1989
|Preceded by||Fahri Korutürk|
|Succeeded by||Turgut Özal|
|Born||17 July 1917|
Alaşehir, Ottoman Empire
|Died||9 May 2015 (aged 97)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "1980 Coup Leaders Given Life Sentences in Turkey". ABC News. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
- "Former Turkish president Evren dies aged 97", Reuters, 9 May 2015.