State Planning Organization (Turkey)

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State Planning Organization
FormationSeptember 30, 1960
DissolvedJune 2011
Legal statusTransformed into a ministry
Coordinates39°55′05″N 32°50′43″E / 39.91806°N 32.84528°E / 39.91806; 32.84528Coordinates: 39°55′05″N 32°50′43″E / 39.91806°N 32.84528°E / 39.91806; 32.84528

State Planning Organization (Turkish: Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı, DPT) was founded in September 30, 1960 as part of the NUC's plans to help Turkey recover from the rule of the DP[1] (whose leader Adnan Menderes did not use state planning except partially in the agricultural sector[2]).

It was one of the most important governmental organizations in Turkey. Its principal tasks were to provide advice to the government on the determination of economic, social and cultural goals of the state, and to design five-year plans according to the goals set by the government. By increasing liberalization of the Turkish economic policy, the DPT lost its importance, and was incorporated into the newly established Ministry of Development in June 2011.[3][4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Feridun Bilgin (born 1964), Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication in 2015
  • Nazım Ekren (born 1956), Deputy Prime Minister (2007-2009) responsible for the DPT
  • Turgut Özal (1927-1993), Prime Minister (1983-1989) and President (1989-1993); worked in 1959 at the DPT

Notable projects[edit]

  • RASAT, remote sensing satellite launched in 2011, financed and operated by the DPT


  1. ^ The Turkish Revolution 1960-61, Walter F. Weiker, p. 75
  2. ^ William Cleveland, A History of the Modern Middle East
  3. ^ "Ministry of Development". Ministry of Development. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
  4. ^ "DPT Resmî Sayfası - 1960 Sonrası Dönemde Planlama" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-12-22.