Mehmet Ali Şahin

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Mehmet Ali Şahin
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Speaker of the Parliament
In office
9 August 2009 – 4 July 2011
Preceded by Köksal Toptan
Succeeded by Cemil Çiçek
Minister of Justice
In office
29 August 2007 – 1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Fahri Kasırga
Succeeded by Sadullah Ergin
First Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
18 November 2002 – 28 March 2003
Prime Minister Abdullah Gül
Preceded by Mustafa Cumhur Ersümer
Succeeded by Abdullah Gül
Personal details
Born (1950-09-16) 16 September 1950 (age 64)
Ovacık, Turkey
Political party Justice and Development Party
Alma mater Istanbul University

Mehmet Ali Şahin (born 16 September 1950) is a Turkish politician. He was the Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey between 2009 and 2011.[1]

He was the member of the parliament for three terms from Istanbul Province and from Antalya Province of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He earlier served as the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and the Minister of State responsible for sports.[1]

Şahin is a lawyer, a graduate of Istanbul University faculty of law, and before entering the parliament, he had been involved in regional politics serving as the mayor of Fatih district in Istanbul, with Welfare Party (RP), and later with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party.[1][2]

On 5 August 2009, he was elected in third round as the 24th (27th, from the establishment) Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly succeeding his party colleague Köksal Toptan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mehmet Ali Şahin artık protokolde iki numara". Radikal (in Turkish). 5 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Newspaper Radikal (Turkish)

External links[edit]

Media related to Mehmet Ali Şahin at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Mustafa Cumhur Ersümer
First Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Abdullah Gül
Preceded by
Fahri Kasırga
Minister of Justice
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Sadullah Ergin
Preceded by
Köksal Toptan
Speaker of the Parliament
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Cemil Çiçek