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İsmail Hakki Akansel
Mayor of Istanbul

In office
September 12, 1980 – August 30, 1981
Preceded by Aytekin Kotil
Succeeded by Ecmel Kutay
Personal details
Born 1924
Erzincan, Turkey[1]
Died May 15, 2016 (aged 92)

İsmail Hakki Akansel (1924 – May 15, 2016) was a Turkish military general and politician. In 1980, Akansel was appointed Mayor of Istanbul following the 1980 Turkish coup d'état and the establishment of military rule in Turkey. He served as the Mayor of Istanbul from September 1980 to August 1981.[2][3]

He retired from the military in 1985.[3]

İsmail Hakki Akansel died in Izmir, Turkey, on May 15, 2016, at the age of 92.[2][3] He was buried in Istanbul.[2]


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