Bekir Bozdağ

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Bekir Bozdağ
MP
Bekir Bozdağ (cropped).jpg
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
24 November 2015
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Binali Yıldırım
Deputy Bilal Uçar
Preceded by Kenan İpek
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
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
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
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 51)
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
Religion Islam

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

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.[1]

He has been elected to parliament four times, in 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2015.[1]

He is married and has three children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bekir Bozdağ" (in Turkish). TBMM. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 

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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 – present
Incumbent