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Behçet Türkmen
National Security Service Chief

In office
3 September 1953 – 27 March 1957
Preceded by Mehmet Naci Perkel
Succeeded by Emin Çobanoğlu
Personal details
Born 1899
Bursa, Ottoman Empire
Died 1 June 1972(1972-06-01) (aged Error: Need valid year, month, day)
Istanbul, Turkey
Children İlter Türkmen
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Land Forces
Years of service 1933–1968
Rank Lieutenant general

Behçet Türkmen (1899 – 1 June 1972) was a Turkish soldier and intelligence officer.[1]

He graduated from the Turkish Military Academy. As of September 1, 1931, he was appointed as the Chief of Staff to the National Police Service Race. Later he served in the Turkish Armed Forces at various levels. He was appointed as the Chief of the National Police with the rank of Major General on 3 September 1953 and continued this duty until 27 March 1957 with the rank of Lieutenant General. In the same year, he was appointed to the Baghdad Embassy and later to the Oslo Embassy.[2]

He is the father of İlter Türkmen, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Bulend Ulusu Nation government, which was established after the September 12 coup.


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