Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
Ali Suat Hayri Ürgüplü (13 August 1903, Damascus, Ottoman Empire – 26 December 1981, Istanbul, Turkey) was a Turkish politician. He served a brief term as Prime Minister of Turkey in 1965. He was also the last Prime Minister to be born outside the territory of present-day Turkey, being born in Damascus, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire.
Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
|11th Prime Minister of Turkey|
20 February 1965 – 27 October 1965
|Preceded by||İsmet İnönü|
|Succeeded by||Süleyman Demirel|
|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
14 May 1950 – 1952
26 March 1939 – 21 July 1946
|Constituency||Kayseri (1939, 1943, 1950)|
|Born||August 13, 1903|
Damascus, Ottoman Empire
|Died||December 26, 1981 78) (aged|
|Political party||Justice Party|
|Alma mater||Istanbul University Faculty of Law|
Ürgüplü graduated from Galatasaray High School. He was the descendant of a distinguished line of Ottoman religious scholars and administrators. His father was the celebrated Sheikh ul-Islam Ürgüplü Hayri Efendi, minister of religious affairs under the Committee of Union and Progress (or Young Turk) regime of 1913-1918.
After a brief career as a judge, Ürgüplü entered the Parliament in 1939 and served as Minister of Customs and Public Monopolies in the Şükrü Saracoğlu cabinet in 1947-1948. He returned to the senate of Parliament in 1961 and was its chairman November 27, 1963–November 6, 1963. Ürgüplü was asked to form a non-partisan caretaker cabinet after the collapse of Premier İsmet İnönü's coalition government in 1965. The cabinet was formed on 5 February, and served until the parliamentary elections of 10 October, although it never received a vote of confidence in Parliament.
Ürgüplü continued to serve in the senate until 1972. He died on 27 December 1981 in Istanbul and was interred at the Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery.
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| Prime Minister of Turkey
20 Feb 1965–27 Oct 1965