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This is a chronological list of Prime Ministers of Turkey, since the establishment of that position in 1920, during the Turkish War of Independence. The Prime Minister is also the head of the Executive Branch of the government along with the Council of Ministers.


Prime Minister must be elected by majority of votes in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey along with other members of the Cabinet.

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Prime Ministers of Turkey (1920-Present)

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Prime Ministers during the Turkish War of Independence (1920-1923)

# Name
(Birth-Death)
Picture Took Office Left Office Background
1 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
(1881-1938)
Ataturk and flag of Turkey.jpg 3 May 1920 24 January 1921 Republican People's Party[1]
2 Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak
(1876-1950)
Avni Lifij-Fevzi Cakmak.jpg 24 January 1921 9 July 1922 Republican People's Party
3 Hüseyin Rauf Orbay
(1881-1964)
RAUFORBAY.png 12 July 1922 4 August 1923 Republican People's Party
4 Ali Fethi Okyar
(1880-1943)
Ali Fethi Okyar.jpg 14 August 1923 27 October 1923 Republican People's Party

Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey (1923-Present)

# Name
(Birth-Death)
Picture Took Office Left Office Background
1 İsmet İnönü
(1884-1973)
Portrait of Ismet Inonu.jpg 1 November 1923 21 November 1924 Republican People's Party
2 Ali Fethi Okyar
(1880-1943)
Ali Fethi Okyar.jpg 21 November 1924 6 March 1925 Republican People's Party
İsmet İnönü, 2nd time
(1884-1973)
Portrait of Ismet Inonu.jpg 6 March 1925 27 September 1937 Republican People's Party
3 Celal Bayar
(1883-1986)
Celal bayar.jpg 27 September 1937 25 January 1939 Republican People's Party
4 Refik Saydam
(1881-1942)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 25 January 1939 8 July 1942 Republican People's Party
5 Ahmet Fikri Tüzer (acting)
(1878-1942)
Ahmet Fikri Tüzer.jpg 8 July 1942 9 July 1942 Republican People's Party
6 Şükrü Saracoğlu
(1887-1953)
Şükrü Saraçoğlu.jpg 9 July 1942 7 August 1946 Republican People's Party
7 Recep Peker
(1889-1950)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 7 August 1946 9 September 1947 Republican People's Party
8 Hasan Saka
(1885-1960)
Hasan Saka.gif 10 September 1947 16 January 1949 Republican People's Party
9 Şemsettin Günaltay
(1883-1961)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 16 January 1949 22 May 1950 Republican People's Party
10 Adnan Menderes
(1899-1961)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 22 May 1950 27 May 1960 Democratic Party
11 Cemal Gürsel
(1895-1966)
ArmyCommander.jpg 28 May 1960 30 October 1961 Military
12 Emin Fahrettin Özdilek (acting)
(1898-1989)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 30 October 1961 20 November 1961 Military
İsmet İnönü, 3rd time
(1884-1973)
Portrait of Ismet Inonu.jpg 20 November 1961 21 February 1965 Republican People's Party
13 Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
(1903-1981)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 21 February 1965 27 October 1965 Non-party
14 Süleyman Demirel
(1924- )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 27 October 1965 26 March 1971 Justice Party
15 Nihat Erim
(1912-1980)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 26 March 1971 17 April 1972 Non-party
16 Ferit Melen
(1906-1988)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 17 April 1972 15 April 1973 Republican Reliance Party
17 Naim Talu
(1919-1998)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 15 April 1973 25 January 1974 Non-party
18 Bülent Ecevit
(1925-2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 25 January 1974 17 November 1974 Republican People's Party
19 Sadi Irmak
(1906-1990)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 17 November 1974 31 March 1975 Non-party
Süleyman Demirel, 2nd time
(1924- )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 31 March 1975 21 June 1977 Justice Party
Bülent Ecevit, 2nd time
(1925-2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 21 June 1977 21 July 1977 Republican People's Party
Süleyman Demirel, 3rd time
(1924- )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 21 July 1977 5 January 1978 Justice Party
Bülent Ecevit, 3rd time
(1925-2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 5 January 1978 12 November 1979 Republican People's Party
Süleyman Demirel, 4th time
(1924- )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 12 November 1979 12 September 1980 Justice Party
20 Bülend Ulusu
(1923- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 20 September 1980 13 December 1983 Military
21 Turgut Özal
(1927-1993)
Turgut Özal cropped.jpg 13 December 1983 31 October 1989 Motherland Party
22 Ali Bozer (acting)
(1925- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 31 October 1989 9 November 1989 Motherland Party
23 Yıldırım Akbulut
(1935- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 9 November 1989 23 June 1991 Motherland Party
24 Mesut Yılmaz
(1947- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 23 June 1991 20 November 1991 Motherland Party
Süleyman Demirel, 5th time
(1924- )
Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg 20 November 1991 16 May 1993 True Path Party
25 Erdal Inönü (acting)
(1926-2007)
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 16 May 1993 25 June 1993 Social Democratic People's Party
26 Tansu Çiller
(1946- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 25 June 1993 6 March 1996 True Path Party
Mesut Yılmaz, 2nd time
(1947- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 6 March 1996 28 June 1996 Motherland Party
27 Necmettin Erbakan
(1926- )
Necmettin-Erbakan.jpg 28 June 1996 30 June 1997 Welfare Party
Mesut Yılmaz, 3rd time
(1947- )
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg 30 June 1997 11 January 1999 Motherland Party
Bülent Ecevit, 4th time
(1925-2006)
Bülent Ecevit-Davos 2000.jpg 11 January 1999 18 November 2002 Democratic Left Party
28 Abdullah Gül
(1950- )
Abdullah Gül.jpg 18 November 2002 14 March 2003 Justice and Development Party
29 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
(1954- )
Cropped rte.JPG 14 March 2003 Present Justice and Development Party

Footnotes

  1. ^ Up to 1924 the name of the party was People's Party

See also


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