Faruk Çelik

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Faruk Çelik
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Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
Assumed office
24 November 2015
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Binali Yıldırım
Preceded by Kutbettin Arzu
Minister of Labour and Social Security
In office
6 July 2011 – 28 August 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Ömer Dinçer
Succeeded by Ahmet Erdem
In office
29 August 2007 – 1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Murat Başesgioğlu
Succeeded by Ömer Dinçer
Minister of State
Responsible for Religious Affairs
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Mustafa Sait Yazıcıoğlu
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
Constituency Şanlıurfa (Nov 2015)
In office
18 April 1999 – 7 June 2015
Constituency Bursa (1999, 2002, 2007)
Şanlıurfa (2011)
Personal details
Born (1956-01-17) January 17, 1956 (age 61)
Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Virtue Party (199-2001)
Justice and Development Party (2001-present)
Alma mater Uludağ University
Cabinet 60th, 61st, 62nd, 64th, 65th
Religion Islam

Faruk Çelik (born 1956 in Yusufeli, Turkey) is the Minister of Work and Social Security of Turkey and a Member of Parliament for Bursa of the ruling Justice and Development Party.

Previously he had been a teacher and a businessman. One of the leading members of the Justice and Development Party, he was made parliamentary group leader upon his election as an MP in 2002. He was made Minister of Work in 2007.

His daughter Zeynep Çelik has been transferred from Acıbadem School of Medicine which is a recently founded private medical school to Turkey's top ranked state owned medical school Hacettepe University Medical School. Transfers between medical schools are allowed but in order to be eligible for such transfer, transfer applicant's score in national university exam should exceed the base score (lowest score to get into that university) of that medical school. Zeynep Çelik's score was well below the Hacettepe University School of Medicine's base score, so for only that year this base score match rule has been changed to make Zeynep Çelik eligible for such a transfer. This transfer has been made possible by changing this rule. This rule has been changed only for that year by AKP ruled higher education council.[1][2]


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