Abdulhamit Gül

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Abdulhamit Gül
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Minister of Justice
Assumed office
19 July 2017
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Prime MinisterBinali Yıldırım (2017-18)
Preceded byBekir Bozdağ
Secretary of Justice and Development Party
Assumed office
13 September 2015
Preceded byHaluk İpek
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
7 June 2015 – 10 July 2018
ConstituencyGaziantep (June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)
Personal details
Born (1977-03-12) March 12, 1977 (age 41)
Nizip, Gaziantep, Turkey

Abdulhamit Gül (Turkish: Abdülhamit Gül; born 12 March 1977) is a Turkish politician. Currently, he is the General Secretary of the Justice and Development Party and the Minister of Justice. He is a member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey from Gaziantep.

Gül was born to working-class parents in Nizip. Gaziantep on 12 March 1977. He is not related to Abdullah Gul. He attended the local high school, showing political interest from a young age. He completed his higher education at Ankara University.[1]

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He was assigned as a member of board in Ankara Youth Community of Virtue Party (FP) and Welfare Party (RP). He was the head of the National Youth Foundation from 1999 to 2001. Between 2001 and 2003, he was the vice chairman of FP. From 2003 to 2010, he participated in the General Administration Board of FP as a member. From November 2010 to 22 September 2012, he served a member of the Founders' Board of People's Voice Party (HSP).

After the union of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and HSP, he was chosen as a member of the Official Decision and Administration Committee on 30 September 2012, at the 4th Ordinary Congress of AKP. In the general election of June 2015, he has been elected into the parliament as deputy of Gaziantep. He has served as General Secretary of AKP since the meeting of Official Decision and Administration Committee at 13 September 2015.[2]

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