Tekin Arıburun

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
In office
19 November 1970 – 14 June 1977
Preceded byİbrahim Şevki Atasagun
Succeeded bySırrı Atalay
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
28 March 1973 – 6 April 1973
Preceded byCevdet Sunay
Succeeded byFahri Korütürk
Personal details
Born(1903-10-03)October 3, 1903
Ishtib, Ottoman Empire
DiedOctober 13, 1993(1993-10-13) (aged 90)
Istanbul, Turkey

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 was the acting president of Turkey between March 28, 1973 and April 6, 1973 after Cevdet Sunay's completing his seven years term and till the election of Fahri Korutürk.

He represented Turkey in many international meetings and conferences.

Military offices
Preceded by
Hamdullah Suphi Göker
Commander of the Turkish Air Force
May 1, 1959–May 27, 1960
Succeeded by
İhsan Orgun
Political offices
Preceded by
Cevdet Sunay
Acting President of Turkey
March 29, 1973 –April 6, 1973
Succeeded by
Fahri Korutürk