13th government of Turkey

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Şükrü Saracoğlu

The 13th government of Turkey (9 July 1942 – 9 March 1943) was a government in the history of Turkey. It is also called first Saracoğlu government.


The government was formed after the previous prime minister Refik Saydam died. Şükrü Saracoğlu of Republican People’s Party (CHP), who was a minister in Saydam’s cabinet, was appointed as the new prime minister.

The government[edit]

In the list below, the cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes".

Title[1][2] Name Notes
Prime Minister Şükrü Saracoğlu
Ministry of Justice Sayfettin Menemencioğlu
Ministry of National Defense Ali Rıza Artunkal
Ministry of the Interior Ahmet Fikri Tüzer
Recep Peker
9 July 1942 – 16 August 1942
17 August 1942 – 9 March 1943
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Numan Menemencioğlu
Ministry of Finance Fuat Ağralı
Ministry of National Education Hasan Ali Yücel
Ministry of Public Works Ali Fuat Cebesoy
Ministry of Health and Social Security Hulusi Alataş
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Raif Karadeniz
Ministry of Transport Fahri Engin
Ministry of Economy Sırrı Day
31 July 1941 – 9 July 1942
Ministry of Commerce Behçet Uz
Ministry of Agriculture Raşit Şevket Hatiboğlu


The government ended because of the general elections held on 28 February 1943.


Preceded by
12th government of Turkey
(Refik Saydam)
13th Government of Turkey
9 July 1942 – 9 March 1943
Succeeded by
14th government of Turkey
(Şükrü Saracoğlu)