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Mehmet Tekin Arıburun (October 3, 1903 – October 13, 1993) was a Turkish soldier and statesman. He was born in then-Ottoman territory of Ishtib, Kosovo Vilayet (today Štip, part of the Republic of Macedonia). He was the last President to be born outside the territory of present-day Turkey.
Mehmet Tekin Arıburun
|President of the Republic Senate|
19 November 1970 – 14 June 1977
|Preceded by||İbrahim Şevki Atasagun|
|Succeeded by||Sırrı Atalay|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey|
28 March 1973 – 6 April 1973
|Preceded by||Cevdet Sunay|
|Succeeded by||Fahri Korütürk|
|Born||October 3, 1903|
Ishtib, Ottoman Empire
|Died||October 13, 1993 (aged 90)|
His father is Hüseyin Avni who was the commander of legendary 57th Regiment in Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 during World War I. He was graduated from the Turkish Military College in 1935 and become Army General in 1959. He held the office of Chief Commander of Turkish Air Force. After completing his military career in 1960, he started with political life and elected as senator in 1961. He became the chairman of Senate between November 19, 1970 - June 14, 1977.
He represented Turkey in many international meetings and conferences.
Hamdullah Suphi Göker
| Commander of the Turkish Air Force
May 1, 1959–May 27, 1960
| Acting President of Turkey
March 29, 1973 –April 6, 1973