Bülent Ulusu

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Bülend Ulusu
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
21 September 1980 – 13 December 1983
Preceded by Süleyman Demirel
Succeeded by Turgut Özal
Personal details
Born (1923-05-07)7 May 1923
Üsküdar, Turkey
Died 23 December 2015(2015-12-23) (aged 92)

Saim Bülend Ulusu (7 May 1923 – 23 December 2015) was a Turkish admiral who was Prime Minister of Turkey from the time of the 1980 military coup to the time that elections were allowed in 1983.[1]


Ulusu graduated from the Turkish Naval Academy on 15 October 1941 with the rank of a Sub-Lieutenant.

He attained the highest possible rank as admiral in 1974, and retired from the military in 1980 as the Commander of the Navy, he was appointed in 1977.

Ulusu died on December 23, 2015, aged 92.[2]

Political career

After 1980 coup d'état, Ulusu was named as Prime Minister of Turkey by military authorities. His cabinet remained in office until the 1983 elections.


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  2. "12 Eylül darbesinin başbakanı Bülend Ulusu hayatını kaybetti". NTV (Turkey). Retrieved 23 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
Hilmi Fırat
Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces
9 August 1977–10 August 1980
Succeeded by
Nejat Tümer
Political offices
Preceded by
Süleyman Demirel
Prime Minister of Turkey
21 September 1980–13 December 1983
Succeeded by
Turgut Özal