|Fatma Şahin at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in 2012|
|Minister of Family and Social Policies|
July 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Selma Aliye Kavaf|
June 20, 1966 |
|Political party||Justice and Development Party|
|Children||son (1), daughter (1)|
|Parents||Mustafa (father), Perihan (mother)|
|Alma mater||Istanbul Technical University|
Fatma Şahin (born June 20, 1966 in Gaziantep) is a Turkish chemical engineer and politician. On July 6, 2011 she was appointed as the Minister of Family and Social Policies in the third cabinet of Erdoğan
She was born on June 20, 1966 in Gaziantep to Mustafa and Perihan. She was educated in chemical engineering at the Istanbul Technical University. Fatma Şahin worked as an engineer and manager in the textile industry.
She entered politics together with her husband İzzet Şahin and co-founded the Justice and Development Party. Taking active part in the provincial organization, she was elected three times deputy from her hometown. She is the first female member of the parliament elected from Gaziantep and Southeastern Anatolia Region. Fatma Şahin served as the chairperson of women's branch of her party.
She is mother of a son and a daughter.
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Selma Aliye Kavaf
|Minister of Family and Social Policies
July 6, 2011–present
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