Bülent Ulusu

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Bülend Ulusu
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18th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
21 September 1980 13 December 1983
Deputy Zeyyat Baykara
Turgut Özal
Preceded by Turhan Feyzioğlu
Succeeded by Turgut Özal
Personal details
Born(1923-04-24)24 April 1923
Üsküdar, Ottoman Empire
Died23 December 2015(2015-12-23) (aged 92)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Independent

Saim Bülend Ulusu (24 April 1923 [1] [2] – 23 December 2015) was a Turkish admiral who was Prime Minister of Turkey from the time of the 1980 military coup to the time that elections were allowed in 1983. [3]

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Ulusu graduated from the Turkish Naval Academy on 15 October 1940 with the rank of a Sub-Lieutenant.

He attained the highest possible rank as admiral in 1974, and retired from the military in 1980 as the Commander of the Navy, he was appointed in 1977.

Ulusu died on December 23, 2015, aged 92. [4]

Political career

After 1980 coup d'état, Ulusu was named as Prime Minister of Turkey by military authorities. His cabinet remained in office until the 1983 elections.

The 12 September 1980 Turkish coup d'état, headed by Chief of the General Staff General Kenan Evren, was the third coup d'état in the history of the Republic, the previous having been the 1960 coup and the 1971 "Coup by Memorandum". During the Cold War era, 1970s Turkey experienced conflicts between Western-supported nationalist far right elements within the military and militant left-wing groups. To create a pretext for a decisive intervention, the Turkish military allowed these conflicts to escalate; some say they actively adopted a strategy of tension. The violence abruptly stopped afterwards, and the coup was welcomed by some for restoring order. In total, 50 people were executed, 500,000 were arrested and hundreds died in prison.

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  1. Profile of Saim Bülend Ulusu
  2. http://m.biyografi.info/kisi/saim-bulend-ulusu
  3. "12 Eylül darbesinin başbakanı Bülend Ulusu hayatını kaybetti". NTV (Turkey) . Retrieved 23 December 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by
Hilmi Fırat
Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces
9 August 197710 August 1980
Succeeded by
Nejat Tümer
Political offices
Preceded by
Süleyman Demirel
Prime Minister of Turkey
21 September 198013 December 1983
Succeeded by
Turgut Özal