List of mayors of Ankara

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This is a list of mayors of Ankara, Turkey in the Republican era.

Governors as mayors 1924–1960[edit]

  • 1 Mehmet Ali Bey 1924 – 1924
  • 2 Ali Haydar Bey 1924 – 1926
  • 3 Asaf Bey 1926 – 1928
  • 4 Nevzat Tandoğan 1929 – 1946
  • 5 O. Sabri Adal 1946 – 1946
  • 6 İzzettin Çağpar 1946 – 1948
  • 7 Ragıp Tüzün 1948 – 1950
  • 8 Fuat Börekçi 1950 – 1950
  • 9 Atıf Benderlioğlu 1950 – 1954
  • 10 Kemal Aygün 1954 – 1955
  • 11 Cemal Göktan 1955 – 1955
  • 12 Orhan Eren 1955 – 1957
  • 13 Kemal Aygün 1957 – 1958
  • 14 Dilaver Argun 1958 – 1960

Military rule (1960–1963)[edit]

Following the coup d'etat on May 27, 1960, the military abandoned the mayor and appointed 4 officials until 1963.

  • 15 İrfan Baştuğ 1960 – 1960
  • 16 İhsan Orgun 1960 – 1961
  • 17 Nuri Teoman 1961 – 1962
  • 18 Enver Kuray 1962 – 1963

Elected mayors (1963–1980)[edit]

The municipality act of July 27, 1963, enabled the election of the mayor. The polls held on November 17, 1963, were the first regional elections to elect the mayor.

Military rule (1980–1984)[edit]

During the military rule from September 12, 1980, until 1984, mayors were assigned. With the act of December 4, 1981, the municipality of some big cities in Turkey was reorganized to meet the changed requirements.

  • 23 Süleyman Önder September 15, 1980 – March 30, 1984 (Appointed)[1]

Greater Ankara Municipality (1984-)[edit]

On March 8, 1984, the metropolitan municipality act was put into force.

No Name Surname Took office Left office Party
24 Mehmet Altınsoy 1984 1989 ANAP
25 Murat Karayalçın March 26, 1989 September 21, 1993 SHP
26 Vedat Aydın September 21, 1993 March 1994
27 Melih Gökçek March 27, 1994 November 2017 ANAP, RP, FP, AKP
28 Mustafa Tuna November 2017 April 2019 AKP
29 Mansur Yavaş April 2019 CHP

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