Muhlis Erkmen

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Muhlis Erkmen
Muhlis Bey (Erkmen).jpg
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Personal details
Bursa, Ottoman Empire
Died27 June 1985
Istanbul, Turkey

Reşat Muhlis Erkmen (1891, Bursa – 27 June 1985, Istanbul) was a Turkish farmer and politician.


He graduated from the Halkalı High School of Agriculture in Constantinople and got specialized in animal breeding and dairy farming in Berlin, Germany. He played a pioneering role in the establishment of the Ankara School of Agriculture and the Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk personally gave him the surname "Erkmen".

In the summer of 1985, he passed away in his house in Istanbul.[1]

Muhlis Erkmen was the Minister of Agriculture between 5 March 1931 and 11 June 1937 (7th and 8th government of Turkey).


  1. ^ "Türkçe Bilgi: Muhlis Erkmen". Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Newly established
Minister of Agriculture
5 March 1931 – 11 June1937
Succeeded by
Şakir Kesebir