Burhanettin Bigalı (1927 – 19 September 2016) was a Turkish general; he retired in 1990. He was head of the National Intelligence Organization (1981 - 1986) and later General Commander of the Gendarmerie of Turkey (1988 - 1990).
|General Commander of the Gendarmerie of Turkey|
23 August 1988 – 30 August 1990
|Preceded by||Adnan Doğu|
|Succeeded by||Eşref Bitlis|
|Head of the National Intelligence Organization|
7 September 1981 – 14 August 1986
|Preceded by||Bülent Türker|
|Succeeded by||Hayri Ündül|
|Died||19 September 2016 (aged 88–89)|
|Years of service||1948-1990|
Arif Doğan has claimed in court that he founded the Gendarmerie's JITEM intelligence unit in the late 1980s on the orders of Bigalı, with the approval of the Chief of Staff and of the Interior Ministry.
- kimkimdir.gen.tr, Korg. Burhanettin Bigalı (1927 - .... )
- Hurriyet Daily News, 14 October 2010, Turkish dailies leak contradictory testimony from retired colonel
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