Cevdet Yılmaz

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Cevdet Yılmaz
MP
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Minister of Development
In office
24 November 2015 – 24 May 2016
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Cüneyd Düzyol
Succeeded by Lütfi Elvan
In office
6 July 2011 – 28 August 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Müslüm Doğan
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
28 August 2015 – 17 November 2015
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Serving with Yalçın Akdoğan
Numan Kurtulmuş
Tuğrul Türkeş
Preceded by Ali Babacan
Succeeded by Mehmet Şimşek
Minister of State
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
22 July 2007
Constituency Bingöl (2007, 2011, Nov 2015)
Diyarbakır (June 2015)
Personal details
Born (1967-04-01) April 1, 1967 (age 49)
Bingöl, Turkey
Citizenship Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party
Education Public administration
Alma mater Middle East Technical University
University of Denver
Bilkent University
Cabinet 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th
Religion Islam

Cevdet Yılmaz (born April 1, 1967) is a Turkish politician who served as a Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey in the interim election government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu from 28 August to 17 November 2015. He previously served as the Minister of Development from 2011 to 2015 and again from 2015 to 2016.

After completing high school in Bingöl in 1983, Yılmaz graduated from the Middle East Technical University's Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration with honors in 1988. In 1989, he started working at the State Planning Organization (Turkish: Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı).

Yılmaz went to the United States between 1992 and 1994, and graduated from the International Relations Department at the University of Denver. At the Bilkent University's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Yılmaz received a doctorate. In 2003, Yılmaz was appointed for the Directorate General of EU Relations.

In the elections of 2007, Yılmaz was elected as deputy of Bingöl. On May 1, 2009 he was appointed as the State Minister in the second cabinet of Erdoğan. On July 6, 2011, Yılmaz became Minister of Development in the third cabinet of Erdoğan.

He is of Zaza descent.[1]

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  1. ^ "Kabineye 4 Kürt, 1 Zaza". yayıncı: Hürriyet. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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