İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil

İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil (1908, Constantinople – 30 December 1993, Ankara, Turkey) was a Turkish politician who served as Acting President of Turkey in 1980, from the Justice Party (Turkish: Adalet Partisi). He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs three times in the 1960s and 1970s.

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 Senate of Turkey
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 byAli Naili Erdem
Personal details
Born1908 (1908)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died30 December 1993(1993-12-30) (aged 84–85)
Ankara, Turkey
Political partyJustice Party (1961-1980)
True Path Party (1987-1993)
Alma materIstanbul University, Istanbul High School

Background and personal life


Çağlayangil was born in Istanbul in 1908. He graduated from Saint-Joseph High School.[1] Then he entered the School of Law at Istanbul University and graduated in 1932.[2] [unreliable source?]

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.[3][4] Çağlayangil was Governor of Bursa Province from 1954 to 1960.[5]

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[6] after Fahri Korutürk's term expired on 6 April 1980. He was a member of the Justice Party (Turkish: Adalet Partisi).


  1. ^ "Ambassadeurs et Affaires étrangères" (in French). Saint-Joseph. Retrieved 5 March 2024.
  2. ^ Biography
  3. ^ "Dersim Massacre, 1937-1938 | Sciences Po Mass Violence and Resistance - Research Network". dersim-massacre-1937-1938.html. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2020.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Van Bruinessen, Martin (1994). Andreopoulos, George J. (ed.). Conceptual and historical dimensions of genocide. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 141–170.
  5. ^ Bursa Gazeteciler Cemiyeti, VALİ (Bursa valileri)
  6. ^ "Turkey: Heads of State: 1923-2018". 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

Succeeded by