İsmail Hakkı Karadayı

İsmail Hakkı Karadayı (born 1932 in Çankırı) is a retired Turkish general, who became the 20th Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces on 30 August 1993. He served between 1994 and 1998 as the 22nd Chief of the Turkish General Staff for a four-year term and was succeeded by General Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu.[1] On 13 April 2018, a Turkish court sentenced him to life imprisonment for his role in the 1997 Turkish military memorandum.[2]

İsmail Hakkı Karadayı
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
August 30, 1994  August 30, 1998
PresidentSuleyman Demirel
Preceded byDoğan Güreş
Succeeded byHüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu
Personal details
Çankırı, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Branch/service Turkish Land Forces
Rank General


  1. Ismail Hakkı Karadayi biography Turkish Armed Forces official website
  2. "Turkey sentences 21 to life in jail over 1997 'post-modern coup' - NTV". Reuters. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Muhittin Fisunoğlu
Commander of the Turkish Army
30 August 1993 30 August 1994
Succeeded by
Mehmet Hikmet Bayar
Preceded by
Doğan Güreş
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
30 August 1994 30 August 1998
Succeeded by
Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu
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