Statesman, prime minister,
scientist (B. May 15th, 1904 in Seydişehir / Konya – D. November 11th, 1990, Istanbul). His full name was Mahmut Sadi Irmak
and he was the father
of Prof. Dr. Yakut Irmak Özden and former parliamentarian Sabri Irmak. He
became a biology teacher after graduating
from Rüştiye (
He became the chairman of physiology at Faculty of Medicine in 1953 and a professor-in-ordinary in 1956. After being away from politics for many years, he re-entered the parliament on June, 8th 1974 by being elected as Contingent Senator by President Fahri Korutürk. In addition, he was a member of the Consultative Assembly of Konya between the years of 1981 and 1983.
By the end of the coalition government that was formed in 1974 by the presidency of the CHP leader Bülent Ecevit with the Milli Selamet Party (MSP) led by Necmettin Erbakan, a formula for the forming of a government led by Sadi Irmak emerged. Even though a "technocrats" government was formed by the premiership of Prof. Sadi Irmak on November, 17th 1974 as a result of the studies of President Korutürk in this direction and by the approval of the leaders except Necmettin Erbakan, the government crisis continued when Sadi Irmak Government got a vote of no confidence in the first voting. Although the government he formed could not get the vote of confidence, he remained in this position for four and a half months.
The Sadi Irmak government that could not be long lasting since the vast majority of the Parliamentarians didn’t support, soon afterwards left its place to the first "Milliyetçi Cephe Government" formed on March 31st 1975 by the premiership of Süleyman Demirel.
Sadi Irmak was appointed
as the representative of
Prof. Dr. Sadi Irmak
Leonardo da Vinci (1943), Kendimize Doğru Memleketimizin Bazı Meseleleri (1943), İslâm Tarihi (2 volumes, 1965), Devrim Tarihi (1967), Atatürk Devrimleri Tarihi (Cumhuriyetin 50. Yılına Armağan, 1973), Cumhuriyet’in 50. Yılında İstanbul Üniversitesi (1973), Atatürk ve Çevresi (due to the 50th anniversary of Turkish Republic, 1974), Atatürk Devrimlerinin Karakteri (due to the 50th anniversary of Turkish Republic, 1974), Dünya Nereye Gidiyor: Liderlerle Görüşmeler (1976), Atatürk Devrimleri Tarihi (to the tribute of the 100th Birthday of Ataturk, 1981), Atatürk Etki ve Yankıları (1981), Atatürk ve Türkiye’de Çağdaşlaşma Atılımları (1981), Atatürk Yaşamı ve Eseri (1981), Atatürk’ten Anılar (A gifrt fro Ajans Türk to Ataturk on the 100th Year, 1982), Alfabetik Sağlık Kılavuzu (1984), İlk Mücahitler- Millî Mücadele’de Atatürk’ün Çevresi (1986), Toplumumuzun Bunalımlarından Korunması ve Mutluluğu İçin Atatürk Yolu (1986), Kemal Atatürk Leben und W erk des Gründers Der Neuen Türkei und des Fahnentraegers des Antiimperialismus (1989), Zerdüşt Böyle Dedi (translation from F. Nietsche).
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