Taner Yıldız

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Taner Yıldız
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Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
1 May 2009 – 28 August 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Mehmet Hilmi Güler
Succeeded by Ali Rıza Alaboyun
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
Constituency Kayseri (Nov 2015, 2018)
In office
19 November 2002 – 7 June 2015
Constituency Kayseri (2002, 2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born (1962-04-03) 3 April 1962 (age 56)
Devecipınar, Boğazlıyan, Yozgat Province, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Children 4
Alma mater Istanbul Technical University
Profession Politician, electrical engineer

Taner Yıldız (born 3 April 1962 in Devecipınar, Boğazlıyan, Yozgat Province) is a Turkish politician. He is a member of the Justice and Development Party and served as the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources between 2009 and 2015.[1]

Taner Yıldız graduated from the Istanbul Technical University as an electrical engineer and worked for the Kayseri Electricity Generation Company. He was elected to the Parliament in 2002. Yıldız served as an energy adviser to the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 1 May 2009, after a reshuffle of the cabinet, he took the post of Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.[1]

Yıldız is married and has four children.[1]



Political offices
Preceded by
Mehmet Hilmi Güler
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
1 May 2009 – present
Succeeded by