Bekir Bozdağ

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Bekir Bozdağ
Minister of Justice
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 December 2013
Preceded by Sadullah Ergin
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
Serving with Bülent Arınç, Ali Babacan, Beşir Atalay
Succeeded by Emrullah İşler
Personal details
Born (1965-04-01) 1 April 1965 (age 49)
Akdağmadeni, Yozgat, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Children 3
Education Theology, Law
Alma mater Uludağ University
Selçuk University
Occupation Politician, theologian, lawyer
Religion Islam

Bekir Bozdağ (born 1 April 1965 in Akdağmadeni, Yozgat) is a Turkish theologian, lawyer and politician. On 6 July 2011 he was appointed as the deputy prime minister in the third cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[1] On 26 December 2013, he was appointed as the Minister of Justice after the cabinet revision amidst the 2013 corruption scandal.

He was born on 1 April 1965 in Akdağmadeni in Yozgat Province, Turkey. After completing his higher education in theology at the Uludağ University in Bursa, he gained a master's degree in history of theology at the same university. Later, Bekir Bozdağ attended Selçuk University in Konya and graduated with a degree in Law. Before he entered politics, he worked as a lawyer.[1]

He was elected into the parliament three times in 2002, 2007, and 2011.[1]

He is married and has three children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bekir Bozdağ" (in Turkish). TBMM. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Cemil Çiçek
Bülent Arınç
Ali Babacan
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
With: Beşir Atalay
Ali Babacan
Bülent Arınç
Succeeded by
Emrullah İşler
Bülent Arınç
Ali Babacan
Preceded by
Sadullah Ergin
Minister of Justice
26 December 2013 – present
Incumbent