Hakkı Tunaboylu

Hakkı Tunaboylu (1895– 23 July 1958) was the 8th Chief of the General Staff of Turkey.

Hakkı Tunaboylu
8th Chief of the General Staff
In office
25 August 1955  03 October 1957
Preceded byNurettin Baransel
Succeeded byFeyzi Mengüç
Personal details
Rahova, Ottoman Empire
Died28 October 1958(1958-10-28) (aged 63)
Istanbul, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance Ottoman Empire (1914-1921)
 Turkey (1921-1957)
Branch/serviceTurkish Armed Forces
Years of service1914–1957 (46 years)
Rank General
Battles/warsWorld War I
Turkish War of Independence

He graduated from the military academy and served as artillery officer during World War I.

Tunaboylu left his position in Ottoman Army and joined the war effort for the independence of Turkey on 31 July 1921.

After graduating from the Army War College in 1927, he served in various commands till 1945.

In 1945, Brigadier General, Major-General in 1947, Lieutenant General in 1950 and was promoted to the rank of General in 1955. He served as acting Chief of General Staff between 25 August 1955 - 17 September 1955, and as 8th Chief of General Staff until retirement on 3 October 1957.[1]

He died on 28 October 1958 while serving as an elected member of the 11th Turkish Parliament.[2]


  1. "Hakkı Tunaboylu" (in Turkish). Turkish Armed Forces. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. "11th Parliament". Every Politician. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
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