|15th Governor of İstanbul|
August 19, 1991 –November 1, 1995
|Preceded by||B. Cahit Bayar|
|Succeeded by||Rıdvan Yenişen|
July 19, 1987 –August 19, 1991
|Appointed by||President Turgut Özal|
|Preceded by||newly established|
|Succeeded by||Mehmet Necati Çetinkaya|
|Governor of Diyarbakır Province|
January 12, 1987 –July 19, 1987
|Preceded by||Ahmet Elbeyli|
|Succeeded by||Hamdi Ardalı|
|Governor of Sakarya Province|
|Preceded by||Mehmet Aldan|
|Succeeded by||Nurettin Turan|
|Governor of Adana Province|
|Preceded by||Metin Dirimtekin|
|Succeeded by||Erdoğan Şahinoğlu|
|Police Chief of Istanbul Province|
July 17, 1978 –December 18, 1979
|Preceded by||Nazmi İyibil|
|Succeeded by||Şükrü Balcı|
|Governor of Erzurum Province|
|Preceded by||Sadri Turan|
|Succeeded by||Zihni Akın|
Alaşehir, Manisa, Turkey
|Died||May 23, 2013 74–75) (aged|
Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
|Resting place||Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, Istanbul|
|Political party||True Path Party (DYP)|
|Children||daughters: Faika (Alan), Meral (Özekici), son: Ferhan|
|Alma mater||Ankara University|
Hayri Kozakçıoğlu (1938 – May 23, 2013) was a Turkish high-ranking civil servant and politician. He served as district governor, police chief, province governor in various administrative divisions. He was known as the first regional governor in the state of emergency ("OHAL") imposed in the provinces of Southeastern Anatolia and governor of Istanbul Province. He was found dead on May 23, 2013 in his house at Sarıyer, Istanbul.
Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.
The OHAL region was a "super-region" created in Turkey in 1987 under state of emergency legislation to deal with the developing Kurdish–Turkish conflict. From 1994 onwards the scope of the OHAL super-region was gradually narrowed, with provinces being downgraded to "neighbouring province" and then removed from OHAL altogether. The state of emergency was extended 46 times for four months each. OHAL was finally discontinued on 30 November 2002.
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Hayri Kozakçıoğlu was born in 1938 to Ahmet and his spouse Lütfiye in Alaşehir, Manisa Province.
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After completing his primary education in Alaşehir, Kozakçıoğlu attended Atatürk High School in Izmir, finishing in 1955. He was educated then in political science at Ankara University between 1955-1959.
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Following his graduation in 1959, he entered state service in the Ministry of the Interior, becoming a candidate district governor. Kozakçıoğlu served later as district governor (Turkish : Kaymakam) in Çamlıhemşin, Ardeşen, Delice, Çüngüş, Çınar, Kepsut and Gökçeada (Imbros).
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In 1970, he was promoted to the post of an inspector at the ministry, and became later chief inspector.
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Kozakçıoğlu served as governor for three years in Adana Province and then for three and half years in Sakarya Province. On January 12, 1987, he was appointed governor of Diyarbakır Province.
With the imposing state of emergency in 1987 over the region of Southeastern Anatolia, which comprised in the beginning eight provinces such as Bingöl, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Hakkari, Mardin, Siirt, Tunceli and Van, Kozakçıoğlu became the first regional governor, appointed by President Turgut Özal. Called "super governor" (Turkish : Süper vali), he took office on July 19, 1987.
Kozakçıoğlu was appointed on August 19, 1991 governor of Istanbul Province, the most populated administrative division in Turkey.
On March 12, 1995, an attack on a cafe in the mainly by Alevi inhabited Gazi neighborhood in Istanbul resulted in the death of one person and twenty five people were wounded.This assault triggered riots in the Gazi Quarter that lasted for several days. People took to the streets and the police and Gendarmerie surrounded the neighborhood. More than 20 people died as the police shot at the crowds. Kozakçıoğlu imposed martial law over the locations in unrest for three days.
At this post, he served until his resignation on November 1, 1995 to enter politics.
After his retirement from the state service, Kozakçıoğlu joined True Path Party (DYP), and was elected to the parliament as a deputy of Istanbul following the 1995 general elections held on December 24. At the party, he served as the deputy chairman.He was reelected a second time as deputy of Istanbul into the parliament after the 1999 general elections held on April 18.
Kozakçıoğlu married in 1959 to Sabire. The couple has two daughters Faika (Alan, married 1992), Meral (Özekici, married 1999) and a son Ferhan.
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According to a news published in September 1993 by the Turkish media, Hayri Kozakçıoğlu was accused of having peculated by transferring 2 billion Turkish Lira (approx. $250,000) of the funds provided by the United Nations from the regional governor's account to his private account, at the time he was the regional governor. He claimed that he did transfer the money on August 12, 1991 with the approval of Interior Minister Mustafa Kalemli, and he paid the amount back on January 18, 1993 upon the regional governor's request. However, Minister Kalemli stated that he had had no knowledge about this transaction.
Prime minister Tansu Çiller demanded Hayri Kozakçıoğlu's resignation. President Süleyman Demirel declared that "the funds were dedicated for discretionary spending in fight against terror. To disclose for what reason the funds were spent, might bring the state in difficulties".
He and his family members were repeatedly the subject of scandal news coverage. His spouse and daughters were criticized for living in over-proportional standards. His son was accused of sexual harassment by a model.
In the early morning of May 23, 2013, Kozakçıoğlu was found dead in his villa at Reşitpaşa neighborhood of Sariyer, Istanbul. He was shot at close range in the left side of his chest, and the gun was found next to him. An official autopsy will clarify whether it was suicide. He was survived by his wife Sabire, two daughters, Faika, Prof. Dr. Meral Kozakçıoğlu Özekici and son Ferhan.On May 25, he was buried at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following the religious funeral at Teşvikiye Mosque
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