Prime Minister of Turkey

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Prime Minister of Turkey
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Başbakanı
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Incumbent
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

since March 14, 2003
Residence Başbakanlık Konutu
Appointer President of Turkey
Term length 4 years, unlimited
Inaugural holder Independence War With, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Announcement of the Republic With İsmet İnönü
Formation May 3, 1920
Website basbakanlik.gov.tr
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The Prime Minister of Turkey (Turkish: Başbakan) is the head of government in Turkish politics. The prime minister is the leader of a political coalition in the Turkish parliament (Meclis) and the leader of the cabinet. The current prime Minister of Turkey is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He leads a cabinet of the Justice and Development Party. The prime minister has the power to dissolve the parliament and thus force a new election, which he is obliged to do within four years of the previous elections.

List of Prime Ministers[edit]

Living former Prime Ministers[edit]

Prime Minister Born
Bülend Ulusu (1923-04-03) April 3, 1923 (age 91)
Süleyman Demirel (1924-11-01) November 1, 1924 (age 89)
Yıldırım Akbulut (1935-05-07) May 7, 1935 (age 79)
Tansu Çiller (1946-05-24) May 24, 1946 (age 68)
Mesut Yılmaz (1947-11-06) November 6, 1947 (age 66)
Abdullah Gül (1950-10-29) October 29, 1950 (age 63)

Turkish prime ministers with the longest track record[edit]

Name Number of days Remarks
İsmet İnönü 1 year, 20 days +
12 years, 205 days +
3 years, 93 days = 16 years and 318 days
The first two periods were
in the single-party period.
He formed 10 cabinets.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 11 years, 139 days He formed 3 cabinets.
Süleyman Demirel 5 years, 150 days +
2 years, 82 days +
0 years, 168 days +
0 years, 305 days +
1 year, 177 days = 10 years and 152 days
He formed 7 cabinets.
Adnan Menderes 10 years, 5 days He formed 5 cabinets.
Turgut Özal 5 years, 322 days He formed 2 cabinets.
Bülent Ecevit 0 years, 296 days +
0 years, 20 days +
1 year, 311 days +
3 years, 311 days = 5 years and 208 days
He formed 5 cabinets.
Şükrü Saraçoğlu 4 years, 29 days Single-party period.

Timeline[edit]

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Abdullah Gül Bülent Ecevit Mesut Yılmaz Necmettin Erbakan Mesut Yılmaz Tansu Çiller Süleyman Demirel Mesut Yılmaz Yıldırım Akbulut Turgut Özal Bülend Ulusu Süleyman Demirel Bülent Ecevit Süleyman Demirel Bülent Ecevit Süleyman Demirel Sadi Irmak Bülent Ecevit Naim Talu Ferit Melen Nihat Erim Süleyman Demirel Suat Hayri Ürgüplü İsmet İnönü Cemal Gürsel Adnan Menderes Şemsettin Günaltay Hasan Saka Recep Peker Şükrü Saracoğlu Refik Saydam Celal Bayar İsmet İnönü Ali Fethi Okyar İsmet İnönü Ali Fethi Okyar Rauf Orbay Fevzi Çakmak Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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