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Faruk Gürler
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey

In office
29 August 1972 – 6 March 1973
Preceded by Memduh Tağmaç
Succeeded by Semih Sancar
Commander of the Turkish Army

In office
28 August 1970 – 28 August 1972
Preceded by Nazmi Karakoç
Succeeded by Semih Sancar
Personal details
Born 1913
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Died August 23, 1975(1975-08-23)
Military service
Allegiance Turkey
Service/branch Turkish Army
Years of service 1929-1973
Rank General

Ömer Faruk Gürler (1913, Istanbul - 23 August 1975[1]) was a Turkish general. He was the Commander of the Turkish Army during the 1971 Turkish coup d'état, and then Chief of the General Staff of Turkey (1972 - 1973). He was the military's candidate in the 1973 Presidential election, but lost to Fahri Korutürk (chosen by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey).[2][3]


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