9 November 1982 - 9 November 1989
Kenan Evren was born in Manisa Alaşehir in 1918. He started his military career in 1936 as a cadet of the War Academy and graduated as an artillery officer in 1938. After attending the Staff College, he became a staff officer in 1949. From 1950 onwards Evren has served on several posts in the Turkish Armed Forces.
In 1958, he was assigned as Chief of Staff of the Turkish Brigade in Korea. Following his return from Korea, Evren served in several commanding high rank posts. He served as Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff between the years 1975 - 1976. His next assignments were the Command of the Aegean Army and the Command of the Turkish Land Forces until 1978. On 7 March 1978 he was appointed as the Chief of the Turkish General Staff.
After 12 September 1980 Evren assumed the Chairmanship of the National Security Council and also functioned as the Head of State.
He became the 7th President of the Republic of Turkey as a result of the referendum held on November 7, 1982. On November 9, 1989, he left the Presidency after concluding his Constitutional term.