Suat Hayri Ürgüplü

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Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
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11th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
20 February 1965 – 27 October 1965
Preceded byİsmet İnönü
Succeeded bySüleyman Demirel
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
14 May 1950 – 1952
In office
26 March 1939 – 21 July 1946
ConstituencyKayseri (1939, 1943, 1950)
Personal details
Born(1903-08-13)August 13, 1903
Damascus, Ottoman Empire[1]
DiedDecember 26, 1981(1981-12-26) (aged 78)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyJustice Party
Alma materIstanbul University Faculty of Law

Ali Suat Hayri Ürgüplü (13 August 1903, Damascus, Ottoman Empire – 26 December 1981, Istanbul, Turkey) was a Turkish politician. He served a brief term as Prime Minister of Turkey in 1965. He was also the last Prime Minister to be born outside the territory of present-day Turkey, being born in Damascus, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire.

Early life[edit]

Ürgüplü graduated from Galatasaray High School. He was the descendant of a distinguished line of Ottoman religious scholars and administrators. His father was the celebrated Sheikh ul-Islam Ürgüplü Hayri Efendi, minister of religious affairs under the Committee of Union and Progress (or Young Turk) regime of 1913-1918.


After a brief career as a judge, Ürgüplü entered the Parliament in 1939 and served as Minister of Customs and Public Monopolies in the Şükrü Saracoğlu cabinet in 1947-1948. He returned to the senate of Parliament in 1961 and was its chairman November 27, 1963–November 6, 1963. Ürgüplü was asked to form a non-partisan caretaker cabinet after the collapse of Premier İsmet İnönü's coalition government in 1965. The cabinet was formed on 5 February, and served until the parliamentary elections of 10 October, although it never received a vote of confidence in Parliament.

Ürgüplü continued to serve in the senate until 1972. He died on 27 December 1981 in Istanbul[2] and was interred at the Edirnekapı Martyr's Cemetery.


  1. ^ İrfan, Neziroğlu; Yılmaz, Tuncer (2014), Başbakanlarımız ve Genel Kurul Konuşmaları: Cilt 5, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, p. 34, Suat Hayri Ürgüplü. 13 Ağustos 1903 tarihinde Şam’da doğdu.
  2. ^ "Suat Urguplu, 78, Dies; Ex-Premier of Turkey". The New York Times. 1981-12-27. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
Political offices
Preceded by
İsmet İnönü
Prime Minister of Turkey
20 Feb 1965–27 Oct 1965
Succeeded by
Süleyman Demirel