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Memduh Necdet Erberk

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Memduh Necdet Erberk
Memduh Necdet Bey.jpg
DiedJuly 13, 1957
AllegianceOttoman Empire (1910-1919)
Republic of Turkey (1919-1935)
Years of service1910-1935
Battles/warsBalkan Wars
World War I
Turkish War of Independence
AwardsOrder of the Medjidie, Order of Osmanieh, İmtiyaz Madalyası, Liakat Medal, List of recipients of the Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon (Turkey)

Memduh Necdet Erberk (1890, Üsküdar - 13 Temmuz 1957, İstanbul), was a Turkish politician and soldier.

Erberk, the son of Major (binbasi) Vâfi Bey was a Turkish soldier and politician. He joined the military after completing his elementary and middle schooling, Erberk studied at the Kuleli Military Highschool. He started his involvement in politics during his second year of highschool studies. As a result of his political views, he was assigned to a Cavalry Regiment during his second year. In July of 1909, he joined the military as an infantryman under the command of the Fifth Army (Ottoman Empire). [1] He was stationed in Aleppo and Urfa districts. He fought in the First Battle of Çatalca during the Balkan wars. As a result of his outstanding service, he was promoted to the level of junior Lieutenant.

During World War I he was drafted to the military from the gendarme as the squad commander for the 63rd regiment, where he fought the battles of Canakkale and Gallipoli (see: Gallipoli Campaign), where he was promoted to First Lieutenant in December of 1916.[1]

After the end of World War I, he was re-drafted into the gendarme and became the Division Commander of the Amasya Taburu Merzifon region. During the period of Sivas Congress in December of 1919, he was promoted to the Mesudiye Division Commander appointed by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (then paşa). After the surrender of Antep to French powers, on the 14th of February, 1921, he was sent to the Southern Front of the empire with Ali Kılıç (a future Member of Parliament for Antep in the Republic of Turkey).[1]

Erberk was a Member of Parliament for the 1st Parliament of Turkey for the Şebinkarahisar District region.[2] On November 23rd, 1923, the Parliament awarded him with the 'Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon'.[3]

After his term in office ended, he returned to his duty in the gendarme and was promoted to Lieutenant Senior Grade in March of 1924. He served as the District Governor of Burhaniye, Balya, Of, Devrek, Kulp and Serik. In 1932, the Antalya Police Headquarters appointed him as the police chief of Seyhan.[1]

Erberk passed away on July 13th, 1957.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Zeybek, Necdet (2005). Kurtuluş Savaşı ve Atatürk dönemi, Volume 2. ABC Bebek Kitaplari. pp. 322–323.
  2. Turkey, Grand National Assembly of (2018). "Grand National Assembly of Turkey - 1st Period".
  3. Wikipedia (2011). "List of recipients of the Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon (Turkey)".

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