Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
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Suat Hayri Ürgüplü
|11th Prime Minister of Turkey|
20 February 1965 – 27 October 1965
|Preceded by||İsmet İnönü|
|Succeeded by||Süleyman Demirel|
|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
14 May 1950 – 1952
26 March 1939 – 21 July 1946
|Constituency||Kayseri (1939, 1943, 1950)|
|Born||August 13, 1903|
Damascus, Ottoman Empire
|Died||December 26, 1981 (aged 78)|
|Political party||Justice Party|
|Alma mater||Istanbul University Faculty of Law|
Ali Suat Hayri Ürgüplü (13 August 1903, Damascus, Ottoman Empire – 26 December 1981, Istanbul, Turkey) was a Turkish politician who 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.
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.
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