and statesman (b. 1927 in Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş - d. 28 July 2019, Ankara). Because of
his father’s office he completed the primary and secondary schools in Islahiye and İskenderun. He completed in 1947
At university he nourished from the great professors of his period such as Abdülaziz Bekkine, M. Zahit Kotku, Nurettin Topçu and Ali Fuat Başgil who belonged to the environment of “Hareket”; and an intellectual environment which consisted of artists such as Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Samiha Ayverdi and Yücel Çakmaklı. Ferruh Bozbeyli who associated and had conversations with elder people followed all literati at that time. Sabahattin Ali was one of the authors who left a trace on him. In his books he saw people of Anadolu, sufferings, complaints, but also solutions. Even if he did not agree with the author’s suggestions of solution, he adopted his diagnose.
Ferruh Bozbeyli worked as a
In 1970 he became one of the
group members within AP which was against the party leader Süleyman Demirel and left AP and
Parliament Presidency. He was appointed as party leader of Democratic Party (DP) he established with his friends
who left the party (1971). DP which was not very different from AP aimed at laying claim to political heritage of
former Democratic Party. Bozbeyli in general elections after two years was
reelected from this party and entered the parliament as a PM from
While he was in active politics, he witnessed governments of İsmet İnönü, Celal Bayar, Cemal Gürsel, Cevdet Sunay and Fahri Korutürk and experienced three military coups. All these experiences gave him the possibility to reflect on “the rightist view”. According to him the rightist view exited in these lands before the leftist view. The most important is that the rightist view has a nationalist accent.
Ferruh Bozbeyli published his political views and memories as a book. In his book titled “Alaca Siyaset” he drew the panorama of our near history as a political master. This book also explained the failing sides of our politics in a brave and adorable language. The book titled “Yalnız Demokrat” in which he told his memories within a biographical interview and which was prepared by İhsan Dağı and Fatih Uğur was published in 2009. Bozbeyli’s speeches in TBMM were also published as a book.
Türkiye’de Siyası Partilerin Ekonomik ve Sosyal Görüşleri (1969), Kalkınma ve Parlamentoda AP, Kalkınma ve Parlamentoda CHP, Kalkınma ve Parlamentoda Diğer Partiler, Türkiye Parti Programları (1970), Kalkınma ve Planlama (1970), Demokratik Sağ (1976), Birinci Cemre (siyasi anılar, 1977), Politika Sınavı (1980), Alaca Siyaset (2000), Siyasi Hikâyeler (2000).
REFERENCE: Yurt Ansiklopedisi (8.cilt, 1981), Büyük Larousse Sözlük ve Ansiklopedi (c. 4, 1986), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) – Ünlü Devlet Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 1, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), İhsan Dağı – Fatih Uğur / Ferruh Bozbeyli: Yalnız Demokrat (2009), Eski Meclis Başkanı Bozbeyli için tören düzenlendi (aa.com.tr, 29.07.2019).