PARTY GROUPS IN PARLIAMENT AND MEMBER NUMBERS
POLITICAL PARTY GROUPS
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
JUSTICE and DEVELOPMENT PARTY GROUP
REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY GROUP
NATIONALIST MOVEMENT PARTY GROUP
PEOPLES' DEMOCRATIC PARTY GROUP
CHAIRMEN OF POLITICAL PARTY GROUPS
JUSTICE and DEVELOPMENT PARTY GROUP
Prof Dr Ahmet Davutoğlu was born in Konya on Feb 26, 1959.
Prof Dr ; He graduated from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Sciences and Economics. He received his master’s degree at Boğaziçi University, Department of Public Administration and doctorate at Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Sciences and International Relations.
He began to work in Malaysian International Islamic University. He founded the Political Sciences Department of the University and held its presidency. He became Associate Professor and began to teach at Marmara University Department of International Relations. He gave lectures at the Military and War Collages. He was appointed as general consultant in Prime Ministry and as ambassador. Besides being head of International Relations Department in Beykent University as a Professor, he gave lectures at the same time at Marmara University. He has several works in the field of foreign policy.
He became foreign minister for the 60th Government. He assumed the same duty again for the 61st government.
Prof Davutoğlu speaks English, German, and Arabic. He is married and is a father of four children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4206507|
Prof Dr Mehmet Naci Bostancı was born in Amasya on August 2, 1957.
Prof Dr; He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Department of Politics and Administration. He received his master’s degree and doctorate at İstanbul University Faculty of Economics, Department of Social Structure and Social Transformation.
He gave lectures in the fields of political sciences and communication sciences at Gazi University, Faculty of Communication. He became Associate Professor in 1990, and Professor in 1996. He served as chairman of the Public Relations and Advertising Department of the same Faculty and also became the dean. His several articles were published in various newspapers and magazines, particularly in Zaman newspaper. He has 17 books and several articles.
He became Member of Turkey’s delegation to OSCE PA (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) for the 24th legislative term.
Prof Bostancı speaks good level of English. He is married and is a father of two children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4206510|
Mustafa ELİTAŞ was born in Kayseri on February 5 ,1957.
After obtaining Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Department of Public Finance at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Mr. ELİTAŞ began his career as being an economist and industrialist.
He became the member of the Entrepreneur’s Board of Kayseri Organized Industrial Site and Kayseri Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (KAYSİAD). He was also the founder member of the Kayseri Branch of the Mülkiyeliler (Civil Servants’) Union.
He was elected as a Deputy for Kayseri in the 22nd and 23rdlegislative terms.
He speaks advanced level of English.
Mr. ELİTAŞ is married and is a father of four children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4206504|
Ahmet AYDIN was born in the Kâhta district of Adıyaman on March 1, 1971.
Lawyer; he graduated from the Law Faculty of Istanbul University. He is specialized on Private Law he completed the Marmara University Social Institute of Private Law Program.
He worked as a radiology technician in the hospitals authorized by the Ministry of Health and served as a self-employed lawyer.
He was elected as a Deputy for Adıyaman in the 23rdlegislative term.
Mr. AYDIN speaks an intermediate level of English.
He is married and is a father of two children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4206531|
Mahir ÜNAL was born in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş on July 1 ,1966.
He is an academician graduated from the Divinity School of the Marmara University. He got his Master’s degree from Social Structure and Social Change Department of Istanbul University, Social Sciences Institute.
He worked as a counselor at Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and served as consultant in the Strategy Team of Justice and Development Party for the election campaigns in 2004 and 2009 local elections and 2007 general elections. He was one of the Board members of the Istanbul Metropolitan City Sport Club. He took charge in strategy teams of Iraq, Malaysia, Cyprus, and Lebanon for election campaigns.
He provided consultancy services on the subjects of city studies, local governments and political communication. He worked as a Chief of Department of Behavioral Sciences of a private university and lectured on organizational behavior in an MBA Program.
Mr.ÜNAL is a PhD student in Sociology Department of Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Istanbul University.
He speaks English and Arabic.
He is a father of one child.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4206534|
Mrs Mihrimah Belma Satır was born in Erzurum on February 20, 1961.
Lawyer; She graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Law.
She founded BSS Law Bureau and worked as a lawyer in the field of private law. She became İstanbul Bar Kadıköy Representative and member of Kadıköy Lawyers Association. She served as Counsellor at the Ministry of Tourism and Member of the Board of Turkish Maritime Lines. She also assumed the following duties: Founder member of Women Entrepreneurs Association, Board Member of İstanbul Women Research Centre, Consultative Committee Member of Business and Woman Association, Member of I want a Child Solidarity Association, Vice-Chair of DEIK Turkish-Qatar Business Council. She became founders’ committee member of Justice and Development Party.
Mrs Satır speaks English. She is married and is a mother of one child.
REPUBLICAN PEOPLE’S PARTY GROUP
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205264|
Kemal KILIÇDAROĞLU was born in 1948 in the Nazimiye district of Tunceli.
He graduated from Ankara Academy of Economics and Commerce and worked as economist, financier and senior manager at public institutions.
After beginning his career as an account specialist in Ministry of Finance, he served as the head of department of the General Directorate of Revenues, and then he became the Deputy Director General of the same institution. He also took office as the Director General of the Social Security Organization for Artisans and Self-Employed (Bağ-Kur), and Social Security Organization (SSK). Afterwards, he served as the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Republic of Turkey. In addition to these duties, he also lectured in Hacettepe University as an academician. Besides large numbers of his articles published in various journals and articles and he has three published books. Later, he was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of İş Bankası.
He was granted with the ‘Bureaucrat of the Year’ award by the Economic Trend magazine in 1994. He was elected as a Deputy for Istanbul for the 22nd and 23rd legislative terms. He is still the Chairperson of Republican People’s Party.
Mr. KILIÇDAROĞLUspeaks an intermediate level of French.
He is married and is a father of three children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205270|
Mr Engin Altay was born in Sinop Erfelek on December 15, 1963.
Educator; He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Denizli Education Academy.
He served as a teacher and education director in Sivas and Sinop. He also worked as Principal of Yunus Emre Primary School in Erfelek district.
He was elected as Deputy for Sinop for the 22nd and 23rd legislative terms.
Mr Altay speaks intermediate level of English. He is married and is a father of one child.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205273|
Mr Levent Gök was born in Balıkesir on October 24, 1959.
Lawyer; He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law.
He worked as a self-employed lawyer. He served as Board Member of Human Rights Association and Delegate of Turkish Bar Association.
Mr Gök speaks good level of English. He is married and is a father of two children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205267|
M. Akif HAMZAÇEBİ was born in Araklı, Trabzon on December 1, 1953.
Public Financier, Economist; he completed his undergraduate studies in the Public Finance and Economics departments of Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences. He received his graduate degree in the Public Finance Department of Gazi University’s Institute of Social Sciences with the thesis titled “Integration of Income and Corporate Taxes”.
He started his career as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance’s General Directorate of Income. Then, he became a Public Finance Inspector after completing the assistantship period. He has worked as an intern in the USA for a year. Respectively, he served as the Deputy Head of the Finance Department of İstanbul, Head of the Finance Department of Ankara, General Director of National Real Estates Administration, Head of the Finance Department of İstanbul and General Director of Income. He wrote for the economics column of the Financial Forum newspaper while working as the General Director of Income. In addition to these duties, he also served in the boards of directors of the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation, Turkish Volleyball Federation, Real Estate Expertise and Valuation Inc. and the Turkish Patent Institute.
He was elected as a Deputy for Trabzon for the 22th and 23rd terms.
Mr. HAMZAÇEBİ speaks good level of English. He is married and is a father of one child.
NATIONALIST MOVEMENT PARTY GROUP
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205235|
Devlet BAHÇELİ was born in Osmaniye on January 1, 1948.
University Associate; he graduated from the Foreign Trade Department of Ankara Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy. He received his PhD degree in Economics from Gazi University’s Institute of Social Sciences.
He started as a research assistant in Ankara Economic and Comercial Sciences Academy in 1972. He continued teaching in the Economic Policy Department of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences at Gazi University until 1987. He conducted research in the areas of Turkish and world economy, Turkish history and foreign policy as an assistant professor. In 1970s, he served in the establishment and administration of two non-governmental organizations: Idealist Public Financiers and Economists Association and Association of Research and Teaching Assistants of Universities, Academies and Vocational Schools. He has been the Chairman of Nationalist Movement Party since July 6, 1997.
He was elected as the Deputy for Osmaniye in the 21st and 23rd terms. He served as a Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the 57th government.
Mr BAHÇELİ speaks good level of English. He is single.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205239|
Prof Yusuf Halaçoğlu was born in Adana Kozan on May 10, 1949.
Prof Dr; He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Literature, Department of History. He received his doctorate at the same university.
He became Associate Professor in 1983 and Professor in 1989 at İstanbul University. He worked as Deputy Director General of Prime Ministry General Directorate of State Archives. He also served as Vice Rector and Chairman of the Turkish History Institute. He was Advisor to the Gazi University Rector and was Director of Strategic Researches. He also assumed the following duties: Russian Natural Sciences Academy Member; Board Members of International Turkish World Academy, CIEPO, International Gündogar Peoples’ Civilized Heritage Research State Institute, Turkish Culture Research Institute; Chairman of Ahi-Community Research Foundation Consultative Committee and Member of Ottoman Researches Centre Consultative Committee. He has 21 published books and several articles.
During the 24th legislative term, he became member of Turkey’s delegation to PA-UfM (Parliamentary Assembly-Union for the Mediterranean).
Mr Halaçoğlu speaks very good level of Ottoman Turkish and intermediate level of French. He is married and is a father of four children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205242|
Oktay VURAL was born in Diyarbakır on February 2, 1956.
Lawyer, Economist, Assistant Professor; he graduated from İstanbul Universitesi Faculty of Law. He completed his graduate and PhD degrees at Dokuz Eylul University. He conducted research at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
He worked as an assistant professor at Dokuz Eylul University’s Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. He served as a Prime Minister Advisor, as the General Director and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors in Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, as a member of the State Inspection Board of Presidency of Turkey, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in Turkey Fertilizer Industry Inc., as an Advisor in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and in the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
He was elected as a Deputy for İzmir for the 21st and 23rd terms. In the 21st term, he was a member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the Cooperation Committee of Eastern and Western Economies and Chairman of the Trade, Industry, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commissions of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He served as the Minister of Transportation in the 57th Government. He became a member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly in the 24th term.
Mr.VURAL speaks an advanced level of English. He is married and is a father of two children.
PEOPLES' DEMOCRATIC PARTY GROUP
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205303|
Selahattin DEMİRTAŞ was born in Palu, Elazığ on April 10, 1973.
Lawyer; he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law.
He worked as a freelance lawyer. He served as a Board Member and Chairman in the Diyarbakır branch of Human Rights Association. He directed the Turkey Human Rights Association and the Turkey branch of Amnesty International.
He was elected as a Deputy for Diyarbakır for the 23rd term.
Mr.DEMİRTAŞ speaks good level of Zazaki and an intermediate level of Kurdish and English. He is married and is a father of two children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205488|
Pervin BULDAN was born in Hakkari on November 6, 1967.
She is a high school graduate.
She served as the Chairperson of the Association For Helping and Cooperating With Families Who Lost Their Relatives. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. She was elected as a Deputy for Iğdır for the 23rd term.
Mrs.BULDAN speaks good level of Kurdish. She is a mother of two children.
|Telephone||:+90 312 4205512|
Mr. İdris Baluken was born in Bingöl on July 2, 1976. His father’s name is Mehmet Sait and mother’s name is Hacere.
Medical doctor; graduated from Ankara University Medical Faculty. He received his proficiency in the fields of chest diseases and tuberculosis in Heybeliada Chest diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital.
He worked at Bingöl Fighting with Tuberculosis Dispensary, Bingöl State Hospital and Diyarbakır Chest Diseases Hospital. He worked as administrator and activist in Toraks Association, Turkish Union of Doctors and SES Diyarbakır Branches. He participated various academic trainings regarding his proficiency inside and outside of Turkey.
Mr Baluken speaks advanced level of Zazaish, good level of Kurdish and intermdiate level of English. He is married and is a father of two children.