Faruk Nafız Özak

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Faruk Nafız Özak
Minister of State
(Responsible for Youth and Sports)
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Murat Başesgioğlu
Succeeded by Suat Kılıç
Minister of Public Works and Housing
In office
2 June 2005 – 1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Zeki Ergezen
Succeeded by Mustafa Demir
Personal details
Born (1946-04-19) 19 April 1946 (age 68)
Trabzon, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Education Civil engineering
Alma mater Karadeniz Technical University
Cabinet Cabinet Erdoğan I
Cabinet Erdoğan II

Faruk Nafız Özak (born 19 April 1946) is a Turkish politician and a former Minister of Public Works and Housing (2005–2009) and Minister of State (for Youth and Sports) (2009–2011) under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Özak was born in Trabzon, and graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of Karadeniz Technical University. He was the captain of the prominent Turkish football club Trabzonspor, and once sportsman of the year.[year needed] He became chairman of the club in 1996. He was elected as an MP from Trabzon in 2009, holding the combined office of Minister of State and Minister of Youth and Sports, before the dissolution of the Minister of State position and the establishment of Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2011.[1] He is married with two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson, Alexandra (23 December 2009). "Turkey would bring passion to Euro2016 says minister". Reuters. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Zeki Ergezen
Minister of Public Works and Housing
2 June 2005 – 1 May 2009
Succeeded by
Mustafa Demir
Preceded by
Murat Başesgioğlu
Minister of State
(Responsible for Youth and Sports)

1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Succeeded by
Suat Kılıç
as Minister of Youth and Sports