Yıldırım Akbulut

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Yıldırım Akbulut
Speaker of the Parliament
In office
May 20, 1999 – September 30, 2000
President Süleyman Demirel,
Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
Preceded by Hikmet Çetin
Succeeded by Ömer İzgi
Leader of the Motherland Party
In office
November 16, 1989 – June 15, 1991
Preceded by Turgut Özal
Succeeded by Mesut Yılmaz
Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
November 9, 1989 – June 23, 1991
President Turgut Özal
Preceded by Turgut Özal
Succeeded by Mesut Yılmaz
Speaker of the Parliament
In office
December 24, 1987 – November 9, 1989
President Kenan Evren
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Necmetin Karaduman
Succeeded by İsmet Kaya Erdem
Interior Minister of Turkey
In office
October 26, 1984 – September 26, 1987
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Ali Tanrıyar
Succeeded by Ahmet Selçuk
Personal details
Born 1935 (age 78–79)
Erzincan, Turkey
Political party ANAP
Spouse(s) Saime Akbulut
Education Law
Alma mater Istanbul University
Profession Politician

Yıldırım Akbulut (Turkish pronunciation: [jɯɫdɯˈɾɯm akbuˈɫut]; born 1935 in Erzincan) is a Turkish politician, who was a leader of the Anavatan Partisi (Motherland Party), a former Prime Minister of Turkey and twice the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

Biography[edit]

He was born 1935 in Erzincan, Turkey as the son of a postman. After finishing the high school, Yıldırım Akbulut was educated in Law at Istanbul University. Following his graduating, he worked as a free-lance lawyer.

Entered politics, Akbulut was elected to the parliament from Erzincan province. He served as Minister of Interior in the cabinet of Turgut Özal. He was then elected Speaker of the Parliament serving between December 24, 1987 and November 9, 1989.

After the election of Turgut Özal as the President of Turkey, Akbulut became Prime Minister from November 9, 1989 forming the 47th government of Turkey. On June 15, 1991 he lost Anavatan Party primaries to Mesut Yilmaz, ending his tenure in office. In 1992, with the order of Ozal, Akbulut resigned from the party, however, he returned shortly afterwards.

On May 20, 1999, Yıldırım Akbulut was elected for the second time Speaker of the Grand National Assembly that lasted until September 30, 2000.

He is married and has three children.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Tanrıyar
Interior Minister of Turkey
Oct 26, 1984–Sep 16, 1987
Succeeded by
Ahmet Selçuk
Preceded by
Necmettin Karaduman
Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey
Dec 24, 1987–Nov 9, 1989
Succeeded by
İsmet Kaya Erdem
Preceded by
Turgut Özal
Prime Minister of Turkey
Nov 9, 1989–Jun 23, 1991
Succeeded by
Mesut Yılmaz
Preceded by
Hikmet Çetin
Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey
May 20, 1999–Sep 30, 2000
Succeeded by
Ömer İzgi
Party political offices
Preceded by
Turgut Özal
Leader of the Motherland Party
Nov 16, 1989–Jun 15, 1991
Succeeded by
Mesut Yılmaz