İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil

İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil (1908, Istanbul – December 30, 1993, Ankara, Turkey) was a Turkish politician, being a member of the Justice Party (Turkish: Adalet Partisi). He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs three times in the 1960s and 1970s and as the Acting President of Turkey.

İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil
İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil in 1968
President of Turkey
In office
6 April 1980 – 12 September 1980
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byFahri Korutürk
Succeeded byKenan Evren
President of the Turkish Senate
In office
6 November 1979 – 12 September 1980
Preceded bySırrı Atalay
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 October 1965 – 26 March 1971
Preceded byHasan Esat Işık
Succeeded byOsman Olcay
In office
31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977
Preceded byMelih Esenbel
Succeeded byAhmet Gündüz Ökçün
In office
21 July 1977 – 5 January 1978
Preceded byAhmet Gündüz Ökçün
Succeeded byAhmet Gündüz Ökçün
Minister of Labor
In office
20 February 1965 – 27 November 1965
Preceded byBülent Ecevit
Succeeded byNaili Erdem
Personal details
Born1908 (1908)
İstanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died30 December 1993(1993-12-30) (aged 84–85)
Ankara, Turkey
Political partyJustice Party (1961-1980)
True Path Party (1987-1993)
Alma materİstanbul University, Istanbul High School

Background and personal lifeEdit

Çağlayangil was born in Istanbul in 1908. He graduated from Istanbul High School. Then he entered the School of Law at Istanbul University and graduated in 1932.[1]

He was married to Firuzende Çağlayangil and had a daughter named Fatma Itir Çağlayangil.


After completing his studies he became a civil servant and was in charge of the arrangements for the trial and the hanging of Seyit Riza and several Kurdish leaders of the Dersim Rebellion.[2][3] Çağlayangil was Governor of Bursa Province from 1954 to 1960.[4]

He served as Minister of Labour and Social Security in the 29th government of Turkey, a caretaker government prior to the 1965 general election. After the election he served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey from 1965 to 1971, until the 1971 coup.

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs again in 1975–1977, and 1977–1978. Çağlayangil was Chairman of the Senate from November 7, 1979 to September 12, 1980 (the 1980 coup). In this capacity he was Acting President of Turkey[5] after Fahri Korutürk's term expired on 6 April 1980. He was a member of the Justice Party (Turkish: Adalet Partisi).


  1. ^ Biography[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Dersim Massacre, 1937-1938 | Sciences Po Mass Violence and Resistance - Research Network". dersim-massacre-1937-1938.html. 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  3. ^ Van Bruinessen, Martin (1994). Andreopoulos, George J. (ed.). Conceptual and historical dimensions of genocide. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 141–170.
  4. ^ Bursa Gazeteciler Cemiyeti, VALİ (Bursa valileri)
  5. ^ "Turkey: Heads of State: 1923-2018". Archontology. Archontology. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs
Preceded by President of the Turkish Senate
Position abolished
Preceded by President of Turkey

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