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Doğan Güreş
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey

In office
6 December 1990 – 30 August 1994
Preceded by Necip Torumtay
Succeeded by İsmail Hakkı Karadayı
Commander of the Turkish Army

In office
23 August 1989 – 6 December 1990
Preceded by Kemal Yamak
Succeeded by Muhittin Füsunoğlu
Personal details
Born 1926
Kilis, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Army
Years of service 1945-1994
Rank General

Doğan Güreş (born 1926, Kilis) is a retired Turkish general and True Path Party politician. He was Chief of the General Staff of Turkey from 1990 to 1994, having been Commander of the First Army of Turkey (1987 - 1989) and Commander of the Turkish Army (1989 - 1990). In 1992 he proclaimed self-confidently that "Turkey is a military state".[1] After his retirement in 1994 he was elected to parliament for the True Path Party in the 1995 parliamentary elections (representing Kilis), and re-elected in 1999, serving until November 2002. He was also True Path's presidential candidate in the Turkish presidential election, 2000.

The 1991 Yeşilova incident took place under his tenure as Chief of the General Staff, as did the 1992 Operation Northern Iraq and the 26 July 1994 bombing of North Iraq.

See also

  • Susurluk scandal


  1. Özcan, Gencer, "The Military and the Making of Foreign Policy in Turkey", In: Kirişci, Kemal (red.) & Rubin, Barry (red.): Turkey in World Politics. An Emerging Multiregional Power, Lynne Rienner Publishers, London, 2001. pp. 16-20.

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