278,233 Pages

Commander of the Turkish Gendarmerie
Türk Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı
Flag of Turkish General Command of Gendarmerie.svg
Flag of Turkish Gendarmerie General Command
Incumbent
General Arif Çetin

since 21 August 2017
Ministry of the Interior (in peacetime)
Ministry of National Defence (in wartime)
Member of Turkish Gendarmerie
Reports to Minister of the Interior
Formation 29 October 1923
First holder tr (Baha Hurşit Süel)

This list includes General Commanders of the Turkish Gendarmerie (Turkish language: Türk Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı), who were, in their time of service, nominal heads of the Turkish Gendarmerie.

No. General Commander Picture Took office Left office
1 Colonel Baha Hurşit Süel 29 October 1923 6 June 1924
2 Colonel Ahmet Zeki Soydemir Ahmet Zeki Soydemir.jpg 6 June 1924 30 July 1930
3 Lieutenant general Kazım Orbay Mehmet Kazim Orbay.jpg 30 July 1930 24 August 1935
4 Lieutenant general Naci Tınaz NaciTinaz.gif 3 September 1935 12 November 1939
5 Lieutenant general Cemil Cahit Toydemir Cemil Cahit Toydemir.jpg 12 November 1939 13 July 1940
6 Lieutenant general Ali Rıza Artunkal AArtunkal.jpg 27 October 1940 11 October 1941
7 Lieutenant general Rüştü Akın 1 October 1941 11 January 1943
8 Lieutenant general Rıfat Mataracı 26 February 1943 3 May 1945
9 Lieutenant general Nazmi Gönenli 9 May 1945 18 October 1947
10 Lieutenant general Şükrü Kanatlı 23 October 1947 28 March 1949
11 Lieutenant general Nuri Berköz 28 March 1949 28 June 1950
12 General Kemal Yaşınkılıç 3 July 1950 24 May 1954
13 General Tahsin Çelebican 27 May 1954 27 May 1960
14 Major general Nezihi Fırat 28 May 1960 16 June 1960
15 Lieutenant general Hayati Ataker 16 June 1960 4 August 1960
16 Lieutenant general Muhittin Önür 7 September 1960 14 January 1961
17 Brigadier general Abdurrahman Doruk 16 January 1961 24 February 1962
18 Brigadier general Fahri Ogan 25 February 1962 25 July 1962
19 Lieutenant general Fikret Esen 25 July 1962 12 July 1966
20 General Haydar Sükan 12 July 1966 22 August 1968
21 General Kemal Atalay 4 September 1968 28 August 1969
22 General Semih Sancar 29 August 1969 28 August 1970
23 General Kemalettin Eken 2 September 1970 28 August 1972
24 General Orhan Yiğit 28 August 1972 30 August 1975
25 General Nurettin Ersin 22 August 1975 5 January 1976
26 Lieutenant general Şahap Yardımoğlu 26 February 1976 25 August 1978
27 General Sedat Celasun 25 August 1978 6 December 1983
28 General Mehmet Buyruk 6 December 1983 20 August 1985
29 General Fikret Oktay 20 August 1985 30 August 1986
30 General Adnan Doğu 15 August 1986 30 August 1988
31 General Burhanettin Bigalı 23 August 1988 30 August 1990
32 General Eşref Bitlis 20 August 1990 17 February 1993
33 General Aydın İlter 23 February 1993 1 September 1995
34 General Teoman Koman 30 August 1995 29 August 1997
35 General Fikret Boztepe 29 August 1997 27 August 1998
36 General Rasim Betir 27 August 1998 24 August 2000
37 General Aytaç Yalman 24 August 2000 27 August 2002
38 General Şener Eruygur 27 August 2002 26 August 2004
39 General Fevzi Türkeri 26 August 2004 24 August 2006
40 General Işık Koşaner 24 August 2006 26 August 2008
41 General Avni Atila Işık 27 August 2008 11 August 2010
42 General Necdet Özel Necdet Özel cropped.jpg 11 August 2010 29 July 2011
43 General Bekir Kalyoncu 4 August 2011 22 August 2013
44 General Servet Yörük 22 August 2013 22 August 2014
45 General Abdullah Atay 22 August 2014 13 August 2015
46 General Galip Mendi Galip Mendi (2016).jpg 13 August 2015 19 July 2016
Lieutenant general İbrahim Yaşar
(Acting)
19 July 2016 28 July 2016
47 General Yaşar Güler Yaşar Güler (2018).jpg 29 July 2016 21 August 2017
48 General Arif Çetin 21 August 2017 Incumbent

See also[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.