Nurettin Canikli

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Nurettin Canikli
Minister of National Defence
In office
19 July 2017 – 10 July 2018
Prime MinisterBinali Yıldırım
Preceded byFikri Işık
Succeeded byHulusi Akar
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
24 May 2016 – 19 July 2017
Prime MinisterBinali Yıldırım
Serving withMehmet Şimşek
Numan Kurtulmuş
Tuğrul Türkeş
Veysi Kaynak
Preceded byYalçın Akdoğan
Succeeded byRecep Akdağ
Minister of Customs and Trade
In office
29 August 2014 – 28 August 2015
Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoğlu
Preceded byHayati Yazıcı
Succeeded byCenap Aşçı
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
ConstituencyGiresun (Nov 2015)
Istanbul (I) (2018)
In office
3 November 2002 – 7 June 2015
ConstituencyGiresun (2002, 2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born (1960-05-15) May 15, 1960 (age 58)
Alucra, Giresun Province, Turkey
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician, civil servant
Cabinet62nd, 65th, 66th

Nurettin Canikli (born May 15, 1960 in Alucra, Giresun Province) is a Turkish politician, the former Minister of National Defence of Turkey and a Member of Parliament for Giresun under the ruling Justice and Development Party.[1][2]. He previously also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and the Minister of Customs and Trade of Turkey.

Early life and career[edit]

After finishing the İmam Hatip school in Giresun, Canikli studied Economics at Ankara University graduating with a Bachelors's degree. Canikli obtained a Master's degree in Finance from University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Canikli worked in various positions in the Ministry of Finance.[2] and also worked as a columnist on a daily basis at the Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Şafak between 1997 and 2002.[1]

Justice and Development Party[edit]

Canikli is a member of the founders’ council of the Justice and Development Party and was elected as Member of Parliament for the Giresun province at the Turkish general election on 3 November 2002. He served as the MP of Giresun province during the 22nd, 23rd and 24th terms. In the 2007 and 2011 elections, he secured his seat in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM).[1] On August 29, 2014, he was appointed Minister of Customs and Trade in the Cabinet of Ahmet Davutoğlu.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Canikli is married and father of four children.[1][2] He also speaks English.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Nurettin Canikli" (in Turkish). TBMM. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e "AK Parti Grup Başkanvekili Canikli, Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanı oldu". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hayati Yazıcı
Minister of Customs and Trade
August 29, 2014 – August 28, 2015
Succeeded by
Cenap Aşçı