Bekir Bozdağ

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Bekir Bozdağ
MP
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Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
19 July 2017 – 9 July 2018
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım
Serving with Recep Akdağ
Mehmet Şimşek
Hakan Çavuşoğlu
Fikri Işık
Preceded by Numan Kurtulmuş
Succeeded by office abolished
In office
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Serving with Bülent Arınç
Ali Babacan
Beşir Atalay
Preceded by Hayati Yazıcı
Succeeded by Emrullah İşler
Minister of Justice
In office
24 November 2015 – 19 July 2017
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Binali Yıldırım
Deputy Bilal Uçar
Preceded by Kenan İpek
Succeeded by Abdulhamit Gül
In office
26 December 2013 – 7 March 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Deputy Veysi Kaynak
Preceded by Sadullah Ergin
Succeeded by Kenan İpek
President of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors
Assumed office
24 November 2015
Preceded by Kenan İpek
In office
26 December 2013 – 7 March 2015
Preceded by Sadullah Ergin
Succeeded by Kenan İpek
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
Constituency Yozgat (Nov 2015)
In office
3 November 2002 – 7 June 2015
Constituency Yozgat (2002, 2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born (1965-04-01) 1 April 1965 (age 53)
Akdağmadeni, Yozgat, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Children 3
Education Theology,
Alma mater Uludağ University, Selçuk University
Occupation Politician, theologian, Lawyer

Bekir Bozdağ (born 1 April 1965) is a Turkish lawyer and politician of Kurdish[1][2][3] origin. On 6 July 2011 he was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister in the third cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[4] On 26 December 2013, he was appointed as the Minister of Justice after the cabinet revision amidst the 2013 corruption scandal. On 19 July, he became Deputy Prime Minister again in the Cabinet of Yıldırım II.

He was born on 1 April 1965 in Akdağmadeni in Yozgat Province, Turkey. After completing his higher education in Islamic theology at the Uludağ University in Bursa, he gained a master's degree in Christian history of theology at the same university. Later, Bekir Bozdağ attended Selçuk University in Konya and graduated with a Law degree. Before he entered politics, he worked as a lawyer.[4]

He has been elected to parliament four times, in 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2015.[4]

He is married and has three children.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cemil Çiçek
Bülent Arınç
Ali Babacan
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
With: Beşir Atalay
Ali Babacan
Bülent Arınç
Succeeded by
Emrullah İşler
Bülent Arınç
Ali Babacan
Preceded by
Sadullah Ergin
Minister of Justice
26 December 2013 – 19 July 2017
Succeeded by
Abdulhamit Gül
Preceded by
Nurettin Canikli
Mehmet Şimşek
Numan Kurtulmuş
Tuğrul Türkeş
Veysi Kaynak
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
19 July 2017 – present
With: Mehmet Şimşek
Fikri Işık
Recep Akdağ
Hakan Çavuşoğlu
Succeeded by
incumbent