List of Commanders of the Turkish Air Force

This list includes Commanders of the Turkish Air Force (Turkish: Türk Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı), who were, in their time of service, nominal heads of the Turkish Air Force.

Commander of the Turkish Air Force
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı
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Küçükakyüz.jpg
Incumbent
General Hasan Küçükakyüz

since 22 August 2017
Ministry of National Defence
Member ofTurkish Air Force
Reports toMinister of National Defence
Formation5 February 1944
First holderZeki Doğan [tr]

The current Commander of the Turkish Air Force is General Hasan Küçükakyüz, since 22 August 2017.[1]

No. Commander Picture Took office Left office
1 General Zeki Doğan İstanbul 5367.jpg 5 February 1944 7 June 1950
2 General Muzaffer Göksenin 12 June 1950 20 April 1953
3 General Fevzi Uçaner 21 April 1953 23 September 1957
4 Lieutenant general Hamdullah Suphi Göker 17 October 1957 8 May 1959
5 General Tekin Arıburun 1 May 1959 27 May 1960
6 Lieutenant general İhsan Orgun 27 May 1960 4 August 1960
7 Lieutenant general İrfan Tansel 5 August 1960 1 June 1961
8 Major general Süleyman Tulgan 1 June 1961 19 June 1961
9 General İrfan Tansel 19 June 1961 16 August 1968
10 General Reşat Mater 16 August 1968 30 August 1969
11 General Muhsin Batur 30 August 1969 25 August 1973
12 General Emin Alpkaya 25 August 1973 5 March 1976
13 Lieutenant general Cemal Engin 24 April 1976 23 July 1976
14 General Ethem Ayan 23 July 1976 21 August 1978
15 General Tahsin Şahinkaya 21 August 1978 6 December 1983
16 General Halil Sözer 6 December 1983 22 August 1986
17 General Cemil Çuha 22 August 1986 22 August 1988
18 General Safter Necioğlu 22 August 1988 20 August 1990
19 General Siyami Taştan 20 August 1990 20 August 1992
20 General Halis Burhan 20 August 1992 18 August 1995
21 General Ahmet Çörekçi 18 August 1995 28 August 1997
22 General İlhan Kılıç 28 August 1997 25 August 1999
23 General Ergin Celasin 25 August 1999 23 August 2001
24 General Cumhur Asparuk 23 August 2001 27 August 2003
25 General İbrahim Fırtına 27 August 2003 25 August 2005
26 General Faruk Cömert 25 August 2005 23 August 2007
27 General Aydoğan Babaoğlu 23 August 2007 30 August 2009
28 General Hasan Aksay Hasan Aksay 100719-F-WH920-287.jpg 30 August 2009 29 July 2011
29 General Mehmet Erten 4 August 2011 22 August 2013
30 General Akın Öztürk Air Commodore Kaiser Tufail receiving a memento from Commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk (cropped).jpg 22 August 2013 14 August 2015
31 General Abidin Ünal Abidin Ünal.jpg 14 August 2015 22 August 2017
32 General Hasan Küçükakyüz Küçükakyüz.jpg 22 August 2017 Incumbent

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army, navy, air force commanders reshuffled in Turkey's Supreme Military Council". Daily Sabah. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2020.