Nuri Yamut

Mehmet Nuri Yamut Pasha (1890, Selanik – 5 June 1961, İstanbul) was a Turkish general, who became the 20th Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces on 5 June 1950. He was a career Artillery officer. In 1943 he was appointed to the 2nd Corps Command in Gallipoli.[1] During the 2nd Corps Command, he sold his house for the Turkish soldiers who were martyred in the Battle of Gallipoli, and built a monumental grave.[2] He served as Chief of General Staff between 1950-1954 for a four-year period. It is the first commander-in-chief of the Turkish Land Forces Command since the transition from the Ottoman army to the modern-regular army. He then retired and entered the Parliament from the Justice Party.[1] TBMM X. and XI. He is a deputy in Istanbul.

Mehmet Nuri Yamut
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
June 5, 1950  June 10, 1954
PresidentCelâl Bayar
Preceded byNafiz Gürman
Succeeded byNurettin Baransel
Personal details
Daret Izza, Aleppo Province, Ottoman Empire
Died5 June 1961
İstanbul, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance Ottoman Empire (1908-1920)
 Turkey (1920-1954)
Branch/service Turkish Land Forces
Rank General
Battles/warsBalkan Wars
War of Independence
Battle of Gallipoli
Korean War

After May 27 the then-Commander of Turkish Armed Forces Rüştü Erdelhun was assaulted by putschist young officers while the hero of the War of Independence, Ali Fuat Cebesoy and Korean War veteran Tahsin Yazıcı and former Commander Mehmet Nuri Yamut were arrested and imprisoned.[3] While he was a deputy, he was arrested after the May 27 coup d'etat. He then died during the Yassıada Judgments.


  1. "Gizli kahraman Nuri Yamut Paşa" (in Turkish). Yeni Safak. 15 May 2015.
  2. "Nuri Yamut Monument" (in Turkish). Gallipoli Çanakkale Mehmet Akif Ersoy Provincial Public Library. 1998.
  3. Ramazan Akkır (August 2016). "Putschism Brings Down The Army". Kriter Dergi. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Nafiz Gürman
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
5 June 1950 - 10 June 1954
Succeeded by
Nurettin Baransel
Preceded by
Commander of the Turkish Army
1 July 1949 - 5 June 1950
Succeeded by
Kurtcebe Noyan
Preceded by
Salih Omurtak
Commander of the First Army of Turkey
9 August 1946 - 1 July 1949
Succeeded by
Asım Tınaztepe
Preceded by
İshak Avni Akdağ
Commander of the Second Army of Turkey
6 August 1945 - 9 August 1946
Succeeded by
Hakkı Akoğuz
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