Faruk Gürler

Ömer Faruk Gürler (1913 – 23 August 1975[1]) was a Turkish general. He was the Commander of the Turkish Army during the 1971 Turkish coup d'état, and then Chief of the General Staff of Turkey (1972 - 1973). He was the military's candidate in the 1973 Presidential election, but lost to Fahri Korutürk (chosen by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey).[2][3]

Faruk Gürler
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
29 August 1972 – 6 March 1973
Preceded byMemduh Tağmaç
Succeeded bySemih Sancar
Commander of the Turkish Army
In office
28 August 1970 – 28 August 1972
Preceded byNazmi Karakoç
Succeeded bySemih Sancar
Personal details
Born1913
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died23 August 1975(1975-08-23) (aged 61–62)
Istanbul, Turkey
Military service
AllegianceTurkey
Branch/serviceTurkish Army
Years of service1929–1973
RankGeneral

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