Ekin Deligöz

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Ekin Deligöz
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Ekin Deligöz, 2014
Personal details
Born (1971-04-21) April 21, 1971 (age 44)
Tokat, Turkey
Citizenship German
Political party Alliance '90/The Greens
Children Two
Alma mater
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam
Website ekin-deligoez.de
Video statement (2014)

Ekin Deligöz (born 21 April 1971 in Tokat, Turkey) is a Turkish-German politician, member of Alliance '90/The Greens. She currently serves as a member of the German Bundestag.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tokat, Turkey, Ekin's family moved to West Germany in 1979. She attended school in Weißenhorn and afterwards partook in Administrative Studies in Konstanz and Vienna earning a degree in 1998. In February 1997, she acquired the German citizenship.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ekin joined the Greens as a student member and belonged to the Bavaria chapter of the Greens' youth organization. Since 1998, she is a member of the Bundestag. She entered the Bundestag in 2002, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. In 2009, she was appointed deputy spokesperson of her party's parliamentary group.[2]

Deligöz was re-elected for the fourth time into the federal parliament following the 2013 election. She is one of the eleven politicians of Turkish descent, who won a seat in the federal parliament including seven women.[2] A member of the Budget Committee and as deputy chairwoman of the Audit Committee, she serves as her parliamentary group's rapporteur on the budgets of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Office of the Federal President.

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ekin Deligöz is married with two children.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Melissa Eddy (February 22, 2012), Relatives Seek Closure After Killings Tied to Neo-Nazi Ring New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Türk kökenli vekillerin yükselişi". Dünya (in Turkish). 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 

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