Nahit Menteşe

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Nahit Menteşe
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister
In office
6 March 1996 – 28 June 1996
Preceded by Deniz Baykal
Succeeded by Tansu Çiller
Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkey
In office
25 October 1993 – 1 November 1995
Preceded by Metin Gazioğlu
Succeeded by Teoman Ünüsan
Minister of National Education of Turkey
In office
25 June 1993 – 25 October 1993
Preceded by Köksal Toptan
Succeeded by Nevzat Ayaz
In office
21 July 1977 – 5 January 1978
Preceded by Mustafa Üstündağ
Succeeded by Mustafa Necdet Uğur
Minister of Tourism and Promotion of Turkey
In office
11 April 1977 – 21 Haziran 1977
Preceded by Lütfi Tokoğlu
Succeeded by Altan Öymen
Turkish Minister of Transport
In office
31 March 1975 – 11 April 1977
Preceded by Sabahattin Özbek
Succeeded by İbrahim Aysoy
In office
3 November 1969 – 6 March 1970
Preceded by Mehmet İzmen
Succeeded by Mehmet Orhan Tuğrul
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey
In office
14 December 1970 – 26 March 1971
Preceded by Sabit Osman Avcı
Succeeded by İhsan Topaloğlu
Turkish Minister of Customs and Monopoly
In office
10 December 1968 – 3 November 1969
Preceded by İbrahim Tekin
Succeeded by Ahmet İhsan Birincioğlu
Personal details
Born 1932
Milas, Muğla, Turkey

Nahit Menteşe (born 1932, Milas) is a Turkish politician who served in various ministerial posts in the 1960s and 1970s, and again in the 1990s, including Minister of Interior 1993 to 1996. He was briefly Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey in 1996 under Mesut Yılmaz in the 53rd government of Turkey.[1]


Menteşe was elected to parliament in 1965, serving as Minister of Customs and Excise in 1968-9.[2] Re-elected in 1969, he served as Minister of Transport (1969–70) and Energy (1970-1). He was again Minister of Transport in 1975-1977. He was re-elected to parliament in 1977, and was Minister of National Education 1977-8.[2] He became Secretary-General of the Justice Party prior to the 1980 Turkish coup d'état.[3]

After some years absent from parliament he was re-elected in 1991 and 1995,[2] becoming Minister of Interior (1993 - 1996) and briefly Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey in 1996.[2]