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Kenan Evren
File:The Seventh President of Turkey Kenan Evren taken from The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey web site.jpg
7th President of the Republic of Turkey
In office
12 September 1980 – 9 November 1989
Preceded by Fahri Korutürk
Succeeded by Turgut Özal
Personal details
Born July 17, 1917 (1917-07-17) (age 102)
Alaşehir, Manisa
Nationality Turkish
Spouse(s) Sakine Evren

Ahmet Kenan Evren (born 17 July 1917 in Alaşehir, Manisa), was the 7th president of Turkey. He was a former Turkish general and the leader of the coup d'état on 12 September 1980.

On 18 June 2014, Evren and General Tahsin Şahinkaya were given life sentences because of their roles in the 1980 coup. Evren and Şahinkaya had both of their military ranks stripped and both were demoted to rank of Private.[1]