Bülent Ulusu

Saim Bülend Ulusu (24 April 1923[1][2] – 23 December 2015) was a Turkish admiral who was Prime Minister of Turkey from the time of the 1980 military coup to the time that elections were allowed in 1983.[3]

Bülend Ulusu
18th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
21 September 1980  13 December 1983
DeputyZeyyat Baykara
Turgut Özal
Preceded byTurhan Feyzioğlu
Succeeded byTurgut Özal
Personal details
Born(1923-04-24)24 April 1923
Üsküdar, Ottoman Empire
Died23 December 2015(2015-12-23) (aged 92)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyIndependent


Ulusu graduated from the Turkish Naval Academy on 15 October 1940 with the rank of a Sub-Lieutenant.

He attained the highest possible rank as admiral in 1974, and retired from the military in 1980 as the Commander of the Navy, he was appointed in 1977.

Ulusu died on December 23, 2015, aged 92.[4]

Political career

After 1980 coup d'état, Ulusu was named as Prime Minister of Turkey by military authorities. His cabinet remained in office until the 1983 elections.


Military offices
Preceded by
Hilmi Fırat
Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces
9 August 197710 August 1980
Succeeded by
Nejat Tümer
Political offices
Preceded by
Süleyman Demirel
Prime Minister of Turkey
21 September 198013 December 1983
Succeeded by
Turgut Özal

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