Fuat Sirmen

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Fuat Sirmen

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Minister of Economy
In office
9 March 1943 – 7 August 1946
Preceded bySırrı Day
Succeeded byBekir Balta
Minister of Justice
In office
10 June 1948 – 22 May 1950
Preceded byŞinası Devrin
Succeeded byHilmi Özyörük
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
1 November 1961 – 22 October 1965
Preceded byRefik Koraltan
Succeeded byFerruh Bozbeyli
Personal details
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
İstanbul, Turkey

Fuat Sirmen (1899-1981) was a Turkish politician.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Constantinople in 1899. He graduated from the law school in 1924 and two years later he was sent to Rome for further studies by the Ministry of Justice. After his doctorate studies in the Law school of Rome University in 1930, he returned to Turkey and served in the Ministry of Justice.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1935 he began his political career in the Republican People's Party (CHP). He was elected MP from Erzurum Province and later Rize Province. Between 9 March 1943 and 7 August 1946 he served as the Minister of Economy in the 14th government of Turkey. (Second Şükrü Saraçoğlu government) [2]Between 10 June 1948 and 22 May 1950 he served as the Minister of Justice in the 17th and 18th government of Turkey (Second Hasan Saka and Şemsettin Günaltay governments). [3]In 1950 elections he lost his seat and began serving as an attorney.

In 1961 he was elected as a MP from Rize Province. On 1 November the same year he was elected as the Speaker of the Turkish parliament. He continued until 22 October 1965. [1] In 1965 elections in which his party was defeated he was elected as MP from İstanbul Province. But his position as the parliament speaker ended. He also finished his political life in 1969.


He died of cancer in 1981 in İstanbul. He was laid to rest in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.[4]


Political offices
Preceded by
Kazım Orbay
Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey
1 November 1961 - 22 October 1965
Succeeded by
Ferruh Bozbeyli