|Turkish Deputy Prime Minister|
11 January 1999 – 28 May 1999
|Preceded by||İsmet Sezgin|
|Succeeded by||Cumhur Ersümer|
|Turkish Minister for Economy Responsible|
11 January 1999 – 22 July 1999
|Preceded by||Güneş Taner|
|Succeeded by||Recep Önal|
|Minister of National Education of Turkey|
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
|Preceded by||Mehmet Sağlam|
|Succeeded by||Metin Bostancıoğlu|
In 1961, he completed the Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University. He received a degree from Southern California University. He served at Ministry of Finance Tokyo and Permanent Mission to NATO Financial and Economic Counselor, OECD Permanent Representative Aid, Washington Embassy Economy and Trade Chief Advisor, Treasury General Directorate, Bilkent University Lecturer, XX. XXI. He served as Minister of National Education between 1997*1999 and Deputy Prime Minister in 1999.
On July 6, 1999, he attempted suicide with licensed guns, his tongue broke apart, however, he was miraculously survived. Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit stated that a crisis is stressful because of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) talks.