Nabi Avcı

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Nabi Avcı
Minister of Culture and Tourism
In office
24 May 2016 – 19 July 2017
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım
Preceded by Mahir Ünal
Succeeded by Numan Kurtulmuş
Minister of National Education
In office
24 January 2013 – 24 May 2016
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Ömer Dinçer
Succeeded by İsmet Yılmaz
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 2011
Constituency Eskişehir (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018 )
Personal details
Born (1953-10-08) 8 October 1953 (age 64)
Demirköy, Pazaryeri, Bilecik, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Alma mater Middle East Technical University
Occupation Politician, academician
Cabinet 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th

Nabi Avcı (born 8 October 1953, Demirköy, Pazaryeri, Bilecik, Turkey) is a Turkish academic, writer and politician who was formerly chief advisor to the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[1]

Early years[edit]

Nabi Avcı was born to Abdullah Avcı and his wife Habibe. He graduated from Middle East Technical University's Faculty of Administrative science,[2] and earned later his PhD in Communication science from Anadolu University.[3] In 1974, Avcı entered Ministry of Culture as a clerk.


During the foundation years of Anadolu University, he served as a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication science. Avcı was appointed advisor at the Ministry of National Education and to the Prime Minister. He worked also as program director at a television channel as well as newspaper columnist and advisor to editor-in-chief.[3]

In 2000, he became a professor for Communication science at Istanbul Bilgi University. Avcı was appointed 2003 chief advisor to the Prime minister.[3]

Nabi Avcı served as a board member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and chairman of the Turkey National Committee of UNESCO.[3]


Avcı was elected as a Member of Parliament for Eskişehir in the 2011 general election. On 24 January 2013, he was appointed Minister of National Education replacing Ömer Dinçer in the cabinet.[4]

Family life[edit]

Avcı is married and has five children.[3]


  1. ^ Merkezi, Haber (13 May 2011). "Nabi Avcı hastaneye kaldırıldı". Dünya Bülteni. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Erdoğan ODTÜ'lülere kızdı ODTÜ'lü Bakan atadı". Haber 7 (in Turkish). 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nabi Avcı" (in Turkish). TBMM. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Şenyüz, Selçuk (24 January 2012). "Sürpriz zirve sonrası kabine değişikliği". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ömer Dinçer
Minister of National Education
24 January 2013–present
Succeeded by