Ömer Dinçer

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Ömer Dinçer
Minister of National Education
In office
6 July 2011 – 24 January 2013
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Nimet Çubukçu
Succeeded by Nabi Avcı
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Faruk Çelik
Succeeded by Faruk Çelik
Personal details
Born (1956-09-10) 10 September 1956 (age 57)
Karaman, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Alma mater Atatürk University
Istanbul University
Occupation Politician, akademician
Religion Islam

Ömer Dinçer (born 10 September 1956 in Karaman) is a Turkish politician and academician. Before being a member of the Turkish parliament, he taught at Marmara University for years and published many papers in his field.

He is the architect of 12-year compulsory education system[citation needed], and has reformed and restructured the primary school and high school curricula as well as educational philosophy.

On 21 October 2005, Council of Higher Education of Turkey (YÖK) identified extensive plagiarism in his academic book Introduction to Business Administration and expelled Dinçer from teaching profession at any university in Turkey.[1] Dinçer appealed the charge, but it was upheld in court.

In the elections of 2007 Dinçer was elected as a member of parliament. On 1 May 2009 he was appointed as Minister of Labor and Social Security in the second cabinet of Erdoğan. On 6 July 2011 he was appointed as Minister of National Education in the third cabinet of Erdoğan. Same year, Council of Higher Education of Turkey had quietly cleared Dinçer to the dismay of many academics. The council confirmed that it had withdrawn the charges, but did not provide any particular reasons.[2]

On 24 January 2013, he was replaced by Nabi Avcı at his post.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sami, Sedat (2006). Silent capitulations : the Kemalist Republic under assault. Lincoln, NY: iUniverse, Inc. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-595-38716-8. 
  2. ^ Abbott, Allison. "Contested plagiarism charge on new Turkish government". Nature. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Şenyüz, Selçuk (24 January 2012). "Sürpriz zirve sonrası kabine değişikliği". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Faruk Çelik
Minister of Labor and Social Security
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Succeeded by
Faruk Çelik
Preceded by
Nimet Çubukçu
Minister of National Education
6 July 2011 – 24 January 2013
Succeeded by
Nabi Avcı