İsmail Hakkı Karadayı

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İsmail Hakkı Karadayı
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
In office
August 30, 1994 – August 30, 1998
President Suleyman Demirel
Preceded by Doğan Güreş
Succeeded by Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu
Personal details
Born 1932
Çankırı, Turkey
Military service
Allegiance  Turkey
Service/branch  Turkish Army
Rank Turkey-army-OF-9.svg General

İsmail Hakkı Karadayı (born 1932 in Çankırı) is a retired Turkish general, who became the 20th Commander of the Turkish Armed Forces on 30 August 1993. He served between 1994 and 1998 as the 22nd Chief of the Turkish General Staff for a four-year term and was succeeded by General Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu.[1] On 13 April 2018, a Turkish court sentenced him to life imprisonment for his role in the 1997 Turkish military memorandum.[2]


  1. ^ Ismail Hakkı Karadayi biography Turkish Armed Forces official website
  2. ^ "Turkey sentences 21 to life in jail over 1997 'post-modern coup' - NTV". Reuters. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Muhittin Fisunoğlu
Commander of the Turkish Army
30 August 1993 – 30 August 1994
Succeeded by
Mehmet Hikmet Bayar
Preceded by
Doğan Güreş
Chief of the General Staff of Turkey
30 August 1994 – 30 August 1998
Succeeded by
Hüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu