Cabinet Erdoğan III
61st Cabinet of Turkey
|6 July 2011 – 29 August 2014|
|Date formed||6 July 2011|
|Date dissolved||29 August 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of government||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|Head of state||Abdullah Gül|
|Number of ministers||26|
|Total number of ministers||40|
|Member party||Justice and Development Party|
|Status in legislature||104-seat Single-party majority
|Opposition party||Republican People's Party|
|Opposition leader||Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu|
|Election(s)||12 June 2011|
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The third cabinet of Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the government of Turkey from 2011 to 2014, during the 24th parliamentary term of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The cabinet succeeded the second Erdoğan cabinet following the 2011 Election.
New cabinet structure, 2011
On June 8, 2011, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government is set to overhaul the current Cabinet structure, introducing six new ministries while making changes to the others.
Erdoğan made the new plan public in a press conference he called at the AK Party's headquarters in Ankara. “We abolished eight state ministries, introduced six new ministries, merged two ministries and transformed two others,” Erdoğan said. The new ministries that have been introduced by Erdoğan are the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, the Ministry of European Union Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Customs and Trade, and the Ministry of Development.
The Ministry of Public Works and Housing was renamed the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.
The name and structure of the two ministries were changed. The Ministry of Industry and Trade was replaced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was replaced by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
Another novelty that has been introduced with regards to the structure of the ministries is a new post, that of deputy minister. Erdoğan said those serving as deputy ministers will serve as coordinators between the minister and his undersecretary. The prime minister said when the new Cabinet structure is adopted, 20 deputy ministers not from among serving deputies will be appointed to these posts.
Cabinet reshuffle, 2013
On the evening of 25 December 2013, after the resignation of three ministers earlier in the day in wake of the recently surfaced corruption investigation against the sons of all three of the resigning ministers as well as tens of other people close to the government, Prime Minister Erdoğan announced the reshuffle and replacement of 10 ministers in his cabinet. The changes were as follows:
- Emrullah İşler – Deputy Prime Minister – replacing Bekir Bozdağ (see below entry)
- Bekir Bozdağ – Minister of Justice – replacing Sadullah Ergin
- Ayşenur İslam – Minister of Family and Social Policy – replacing Fatma Şahin
- Nihat Zeybekci – Minister of Economy – replacing Zafer Çağlayan (who resigned)
- İdris Güllüce – Minister of Environment and Urban Planning – replacing Erdoğan Bayraktar (who resigned)
- Akif Çağatay Kılıç – Minister of Youth and Sports – replacing Suat Kılıç
- Efkan Ala – Minister of the Interior – replacing Muammer Güler (who resigned)
- Lütfi Elvan – Minister of Transport and Communication – replacing Binali Yıldırım
- Fikri Işık – Minister of Science, Industry and Technology – replacing Nihat Ergün
- Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu – Minister for European Union Affairs – replacing Egemen Bağış
|English title||Turkish title|
|Prime Minister||Başbakan||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan||6 July 2011||28 August 2014|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Responsible for Foundations and TRT
|Başbakan Yardımcısı||Bülent Arınç||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Responsible for Religious Affairs and the Turkish World
|Başbakan Yardımcısı||Bekir Bozdağ||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Emrullah İşler||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Responsible for the Economy, Banking and Treasury
|Başbakan Yardımcısı||Ali Babacan||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Deputy Prime Minister
Responsible for Counter-terrorism, Human Rights and Cyprus
|Başbakan Yardımcısı||Beşir Atalay||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Dışişleri Bakanı||Ahmet Davutoğlu||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of the Interior||İçişleri Bakanı||İdris Naim Şahin||6 July 2011||24 January 2013|
|Muammer Güler||24 January 2013||25 December 2013|
|Efkan Ala||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Finance||Maliye Bakanı||Mehmet Şimşek||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Justice||Adalet Bakanı||Sadullah Ergin||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Bekir Bozdağ||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources||Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanı||Taner Yıldız||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock||Gıda, Tarım ve Hayvancılık Bakanı||Mehmet Mehdi Eker||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Culture and Tourism||Kültür ve Turizm Bakanı||Ertuğrul Günay||6 July 2011||24 January 2013|
|Ömer Çelik||24 January 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Health||Sağlık Bakanı||Recep Akdağ||6 July 2011||24 January 2013|
|Mehmet Müezzinoğlu||24 January 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of National Education||Millî Eğitim Bakanı||Ömer Dinçer||6 July 2011||24 January 2013|
|Nabi Avcı||24 January 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of National Defence||Millî Savunma Bakanı||İsmet Yılmaz||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology||Bilim, Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı||Nihat Ergün||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Fikri Işık||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Labour and Social Security||Çalışma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanı||Faruk Çelik||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication||Ulaştırma, Denizcilik ve Haberleşme Bakanı||Binali Yıldırım||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Lütfi Elvan||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Family and Social Policy||Aile ve Sosyal Politikalar Bakanı||Fatma Şahin||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Ayşenur İslam||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of European Union Affairs||Avrupa Birliği Bakanı||Egemen Bağış||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Economy||Ekonomi Bakanı||Zafer Çağlayan||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Nihat Zeybekçi||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Youth and Sports||Gençlik ve Spor Bakanı||Suat Kılıç||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|Akif Çağatay Kılıç||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Development||Kalkınma Bakanı||Cevdet Yılmaz||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Customs and Trade||Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanı||Hayati Yazıcı||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning||Çevre ve Şehircilik Bakanı||Erdoğan Bayraktar||6 July 2011||25 December 2013|
|İdris Güllüce||25 December 2013||29 August 2014|
|Ministry of Forest and Water Management||Orman ve Su İşleri Bakanı||Veysel Eroğlu||6 July 2011||29 August 2014|
- Kılıç, Ali Aslan (June 16, 2011). "Government set to overhaul Cabinet structure, introduce six new ministries". Today's Zaman (Ankara).
- AP (26 December 2013). "Turkish PM Says He Is Target Of Graft Probe". Intimated. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- "Bakanların İstifası ve Atanmasına Dair İşlem". T.C. Resmi Gazete. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- "Kabinedeki yeni bakanları tanıyalım". Haber7 (in Turkish). 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- "İşte Yeni Kabine Haberi ve Son Dakika Haberler Mynet". mynet.com (in Turkish). 7 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Turkish PM changes Cabinet amid peace process". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- "PM Erdoğan announces new Cabinet with 10 changes amid graft probe". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
60th government of Turkey
(Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)
|61st government of Turkey
6 July 2011 – 28 August 2014
62nd government of Turkey