Faruk Gürler

Ömer Faruk Gürler (1913 – 23 August 1975[1]) was a Turkish general. He was the Commander of the Turkish Army during the 1971 Turkish coup d'état, and then Chief of the General Staff of Turkey (1972 - 1973). He was the military's candidate in the 1973 Presidential election, but lost to Fahri Korutürk (chosen by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey).[2][3]

Faruk Gürler
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
29 August 1972  6 March 1973
Preceded byMemduh Tağmaç
Succeeded bySemih Sancar
Commander of the Turkish Army
In office
28 August 1970  28 August 1972
Preceded byNazmi Karakoç
Succeeded bySemih Sancar
Personal details
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died23 August 1975(1975-08-23) (aged 61–62)
Istanbul, Turkey
Military service
Branch/serviceTurkish Army
Years of service1929–1973


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