57th government of Turkey

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Bülent Ecevit

The 57th government of Turkey (28 May 1999 – 18 November 2002) was a coalition government led by Bülent Ecevit of Democratic Left Party (DSP).

Background[edit]

The number of seats gained by the most successful party in the elections held on 18 April 1999 was only 136 out of 550. Thus, at least three parties had to form the government. Ecevit asked Motherland Party (ANAP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to participate in the government.

The government[edit]

In the list below, the serving period of cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes". The main reason for the excessive number of changes in the seats was the formation of a new party. A group of MPs split off from DSP to form the New Turkey Party, and they resigned from their seats in the government. Also, according to the Turkish constitution, some members of the government were replaced by independent members before the elections.

Title[1][2] Name Party Notes
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit DSP
Deputy Prime Minister
Devlet Bahçeli MHP
Hüsamettin Özkan
Şükrü Sina Gürel
DSP 28 May 1999 – 9 July 2002
9 July 2002 – 12 July 2002
Mesut Yılmaz ANAP
Minister of State
Mehmet Keçeciler ANAP
Hikmet Uluğbay
Recep Önal
Tayfun İçli
DSP 28 May 1999 – 22 July 1999
22 July 1999 - 9 July 2002
9 July 2002 - 18 November 2002
Tunca Toskay MHP
Yüksel Yalova
Sadettin Tantan
Nejat Arseven
Ali Doğan
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 31 May 2001
5 June 2001 – 6 June 2001
8 August 2001 – 7 August 2002
7 August 2002 - 18 November 2002
Şükrü Sina Gürel
Zeki Sezer
DSP 28 May 1999 – 9 July 2002
9 July 2002 - 18 November 2002
Sadi Somuncuoğluz
Faruk Bal
MHP 28 May 1999 – 8 May 2000
22 May 2000 - 18 November 2002
Rüştü Kazım Yücelen
Yılmaz Karakoyunlu
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 5 June 2001
5 June 2001 - 18 November 2002
Mustafa Yılmaz
Mehmet Kocabatmaz
DSP 28 May 1999 – 10 July 2002
10 July 2002 -18.11.2002
Ramazan Mirzaoğlu MHP
Edip Saffer Gaydalı
Salih Yıldırım
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 12 September 2002
12 September 2002 - 18 November 2002
Hasan Gemici
Melda Bayer
DSP 28 May 1999 – 10 July 2002
10 July 2002 - 18 November 2002
Şuayip Üşenmez MHP
Mehmet Ali İrtemçelik ANAP 28 May 1999 - 8 May 2000
Fikret Ünlü
Erdoğan Toprak
DSP 28 May 1999 - 24 August 2002
24 August 2002 - 18 November 2002
Mehmet Çay
Reşat Doğru
MHP 28 May 1999 - 24 December 2001
7 January 2002 - 18 November 2002
Kemal Derviş
Masum Türker
Indep
DSP
2 March 2001 - 10 August 2002
10 August 2002 - 18 November 2002
Tayyibe Gülek DSP 12 July 2002 - 18 November 2002
Ministry of Justice Hikmet Sami Türk
Aysel Çelikel
DSP
Indep
28 May 1999 – 5 August 2002
5 August 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of National Defense Sabahattin Çakmakoğlu MHP
Ministry of the Interior Sadettin Tantan
Rüştü Kazım Yücelen
Muzaffer Ecemiş
ANAP
ANAP
Indep
28 May 1999 – 5 June 2001
8 June 2001 – 5 June 2001
5 August 2002 – November 18, 2002
Ministry of Foreign Affairs İsmail Cem
Şükrü Sina Gürel
DSP 28 May 1999 – 12 July 2001
12 July 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Finance Sümer Oral ANAP
Ministry of National Education Metin Bostancıoğlu
Necdet Tekin
DSP 28 May 1999 – 10 July 2002
10 July 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Public Works Koray Aydın
Abdülkadir Akcan
MHP 28 May 1999 – 5 September 2001
19 September 2001 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Health and Social Security Osman Durmuş MHP
Ministry of Agriculture and Village Affairs Yusuf Gökalp MHP
Ministry of Transport Enis Öksüz
Oktay Vural
Naci Kınacıuoğlu
MHP
MHP
Indep
28 May 1999 – 17 July 2001
30 July 2001 – 5 August 2002
5 August 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Labour and Social Security Yaşar Okuyan
Nejat Arseven
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 7 August 2002
7 August 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Industry and Commerce Kenan Tanrıkulu MHP
Ministry Tourism Erkan Mumcu
Mustafa Taşar
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 8 August 2001
8 May 2001 – 18 November 2002
Ministry Culture İstemihan Talay
Suat Çağlayan
DSP 28 May 1999 – 9 July 2002
9 July 2002 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Environment Fevzi Aytekin DSP
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Cumhur Ersümer[Note 1]
Zeki Çakan
ANAP 28 May 1999 – 27 April 2001
8 May 2001 – 18 November 2002
Ministry of Forestry Nami Çağan DSP

Aftermath[edit]

The government ended because of the elections held in 2002.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Between 29 June 1999 – 12 July 2000, he also assumed the title Deputy Prime Minister

References[edit]

Preceded by
56th government of Turkey
(Bülent Ecevit)
57th Government of Turkey
28 May 1999 – 18 November 2002
Succeeded by
58th government of Turkey
(Abdullah Gül)