Suat Kılıç

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Suat Kılıç
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Faruk Nafız Özak
Succeeded by Akif Çağatay Kılıç
Personal details
Born (1972-07-23) 23 July 1972 (age 45)
Samsun, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Spouse(s) Melike Nur Kılıç
Children Muhammed Emin, Hüseyin Kaan
Parents Hüseyin (father), Elmas (mother)
Alma mater Ankara University
Occupation Politician, television presenter, journalist, lawyer
Cabinet Cabinet Erdoğan III

Suat Kılıç (born 23 July 1972) is a Turkish lawyer, journalist, and politician. He is the former Minister of Youth and Sports, serving in the third cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


He was born on 23 July 1972 in Samsun to Hüseyin and Elmas, who are actually native of a village in Of town of Trabzon. He spent his early years in Samsun, where he completed his primary and secondary education. Suat Kılıç attended Ankara University and graduated in 1995 with a degree in Law.[1]

He started journalism as a presenter of youth programs in a local radio station. He then served at TV channels Kanal 7, NTV and Kanal D as presenter and reporter.[1][2]

During his post as the parliament reporter of Kanal D, he entered politics in the Justice and Development Party and elected deputy of Samsun following the 2002 general elections. He became the youngest member of the parliament in 2002. He served also as a member of the parliament's steering committee. Suat Kılıç was reelected in the 2007 general elections. In 2009, he was appointed deputy group leader of his party in the parliament.[1]

After his third time election, Suat Kılıç became on 6 July 2011 the youngest minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In a cabinet reshuffle on 25 December 2013, he was removed from office.


  1. ^ a b c "61. Hükümete 2 Oflu Bakan". Of Havadis (in Turkish). 6 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Suat Kılıç" (in Turkish). TBMM. Archived from the original on 21 September 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Faruk Nafız Özak
Minister of Youth and Sports
6 July 2011 – 25 December 2013
Succeeded by
Akif Çağatay Kılıç