Taner Yıldız

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Taner Yıldız
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Taner Yildiz at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in 2012.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Mehmet Hilmi Güler
Personal details
Born (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 52)
Devecipınar, Boğazlıyan, Yozgat Province, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Children 4
Alma mater Istanbul Technical University
Profession Politician, electrical engineer

Taner Yıldız (born 3 April 1962, Devecipınar, Boğazlıyan, Yozgat Province) is a Turkish politician. He is a member of the Justice and Development Party and currently the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.[1]

Taner Yıldız graduated from the Istanbul Technical University as an electrical engineer and worked for the Kayseri Electricity Generation Company. He was elected to the Parliament in 2002. Yıldız served as an energy adviser to the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 1 May 2009, after a reshuffle of the cabinet, he took the post of Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.[1]

Yıldız is married and has four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mehmet Hilmi Güler
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
1 May 2009 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent