Nimet Baş

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Nimet Baş
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Minister of National Education
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Hüseyin Çelik
Succeeded by Ömer Dinçer
Minister of State
(Responsible for Women and Family Affairs)
In office
2 June 2005 – 1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Güldal Akşit
Succeeded by Selma Aliye Kavaf
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
3 November 2002 – 7 June 2015
Constituency İstanbul (II) (2002, 2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born Nimet Baş
(1965-03-02) 2 March 1965 (age 52)
Ayrancı, Karaman, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party
Spouse(s) Birol Çubukçu (divorced in 2011)
Children Çağrı Çubukçu
Alma mater Istanbul University
Profession Lawyer
Cabinet Erdoğan I
Erdoğan II

Nimet Baş[1] (previously Çubukçu[2]) (born 2 March 1965) is a Turkish politician and lawyer. She has been the Member of Parliament from the Justice and Development Party since 2002. She was the Minister of State (2005–2009) and the Minister of National Education (2009–2011).

Notable statements[edit]

She has had to deal with a number of issues including;scandalous treatment of patients in women's refuges and orphanages, from neglect to girl orphans involved in prostitution, to physical assault bordering on torture of children.[3]

The events led to criticism of the lack of female staff and inspectors in these institutions, and subsequently to calls for Çubukçu's resignation.[4]

  • In the Rwandan parliament 54% of members are women, but can you claim that Rwanda is a democratic society, that women's rights there are more advanced? [5]
  • my informants are the children - (following the Malatya Orphanage scandal and criticism that there was not enough inspection of these institutions).


Political offices
Preceded by
Güldal Akşit
Minister of State
(Responsible for Women and Family Affairs)

2 June 2005–1 May 2009
Succeeded by
Selma Aliye Kavaf
Preceded by
Hüseyin Çelik
Minister of National Education
1 May 2009–6 July 2011
Succeeded by
Ömer Dinçer