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PARTY GROUPS IN PARLIAMENT AND MEMBER NUMBERS

 

 

POLITICAL PARTY GROUPS

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

ADALET VE KALKINMA PARTİSİ (Justice and Development Party) GROUP

326

CUMHURİYET HALK PARTİSİ (Republican People’s Party) GROUP

135

MİLLİYETÇİ HAREKET PARTİSİ (Nationalist Movement Party) GROUP

52

BARIŞ VE DEMOKRASİ PARTİSİ (Peace And Democracy Party) GROUP

29

 

CHAIRMEN OF POLITICAL PARTY GROUPS

ADALET VE KALKINMA PARTİSİ (Justice and Development Party) GROUP

RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN
SİİRT DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON, GROUP LEADER
Telephone:+90 312 4185776
E-Mail: receptayyip.erdogan@tbmm.gov.tr
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Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN was born in İstanbul on February 26, 1954.

Economist; He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences.

He worked in private sector as a consultant and a senior executive. He worked as İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor. He became member of Founding Board of Justice and Development Party and was elected as Founding Chairman of Justice and Development Party. He was elected as a Deputy for Siirt for the 22nd legislative term, Deputy for İstanbul for the 23rd legislative term. He was appointed Prime Minister for the 59th and 60th Governments. He became Prime Minister for the third time for the 61th Government.

Mr. ERDOĞAN speaks English.  He is married and is a father of four children.

 

NURETTİN CANİKLİ
GİRESUN DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4206507
E-Mail: nurettin.canikli@tbmm.gov.tr
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Nurettin CANİKLİ was born in the Alucra district of Giresun on May 15 ,1960.

After obtaining a degree in Economics at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Mr. CANİKLİ was qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. He completed his Master’s degree in Money-Banking-Finance Department of the Sheffield University in England.

He served as Chief Supervisor in Ministry of Finance, Head of Department in the General Directorate of Revenues, Vice General Director and, Deputy Provincial Treasurer of Istanbul. He wrote about economic themes as a columnist of Yenişafak newspaper. He worked as a shareholder of a Company of Certified Public Accountant, and then he became one of the founder members of the Justice and Development Party.

He was elected as a  Deputy for Giresun in the 22nd and 23rdlegislative terms. He became the Chairperson of the Committee on the State Economic Enterprises in the  22nd term and the member of the Europe-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.

He speaks English.

Mr. CANİKLİ  is married and is a father of  four children.

 

MUSTAFA ELİTAŞ
KAYSERİ DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4206510
E-Mail: mustafa.elitas@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

AHMET AYDIN
ADIYAMAN DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4206504
E-Mail: a.aydin@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

MAHİR ÜNAL
KAHRAMANMARAŞ DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4206531
E-Mail: mahir.unal@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

AYŞE NUR BAHÇEKAPILI
İSTANBUL DEPUTY
DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY
Telephone:+90 312 4205668
E-Mail: aysenur.bahcekapili@tbmm.gov.tr
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Ayşe Nur BAHÇEKAPILI was born in the Maçka district of Trabzon on November 26  1954.

She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law.

While practicing as a lawyer, she served as a Board Member and Secretary General of Istanbul Bar Association. In addition to these duties, she was also a Board Member of Union of Turkish Bar Associations.

She served as manager of the Women-Education-Law Workshops of Social Democrat Movement Platform in Istanbul.

She was elected as a Deputy for Istanbul for the 23rd legislative term. She also served as the Chairperson of the Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group between Turkey and Cuba.

She speaks an intermediate level of  English.

She is single.

 

CUMHURİYET HALK PARTİSİ (Republican People’s Party) GROUP

KEMAL KILIÇDAROĞLU
İSTANBUL DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON, GROUP LEADER
Telephone:+90 312 4205264
E-Mail: kemal.kilicdaroglu@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

EMİNE ÜLKER TARHAN
ANKARA DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Address: YHİB 1 3 1081
Telephone:+90 312 4205504
E-Mail: emineulker.tarhan@tbmm.gov.tr
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Emine Ülker TARHAN was born in the Tarsus district of Mersin on November 29 1963.

She graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. After working as a lawyer, she became judge. In 2006, she became one of the founding members of the Association of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV). Afterwards, she took office as the General Secretary and the President of the same association. She published a book.

She speaks an intermediate level of English.

Mrs. TARHAN is married and is a mother of two children.

 

MUHARREM İNCE
YALOVA DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205273
E-Mail: muharrem.ince@tbmm.gov.tr
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Muharrem İNCE was born in the Elmalık village of Yalova on May 4 1964.

He graduated from Uludağ University, Necatibey Faculty of Education, Department of Physics and Chemistry Teaching.

He worked as a physics teacher and a school principal in various high schools. Afterwards, he became the press agent of the Yalovaspor and the President of the Ataturkist Ideology Association.

Mr. İNCE was elected as a Deputy for Yalova for the 22nd and 23rd legislative terms. He became one of the group members of the Turkish Speaking Countries Assembly.

He is married and is a father of one child.

 

MEHMET AKİF HAMZAÇEBİ
İSTANBUL DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205267
E-Mail: akif.hamzacebi@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

MİLLİYETÇİ HAREKET PARTİSİ (Nationalist Movement Party) GROUP

DEVLET BAHÇELİ
OSMANİYE DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON, GROUP LEADER
Telephone:+90 312 4205235
E-Mail: devlet.bahceli@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

MEHMET ŞANDIR
MERSİN DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Address: YHİB 4 3 4107
Telephone:+90 312 4205904
E-Mail: mehmet.sandir@tbmm.gov.tr
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Mehmet ŞANDIR was born in Kantara in 1947.

Senior Forest Engineer; he graduated from İstanbul University’s Forestry Faculty. He completed his graduate study in mathematics and statistics at the same university.

He served as the Chairperson of Board of Controls in the Ministry of Forestry and the Ministry of Customs and Monopoly. He dealed with free trade. He served as the president of The Culture and Cooperation Association of Syria Bayır Bucak Turks, as a member of Board of Directors in the Turk Ocaklari Association, as a founder and vice president of The Association for Fellowship Between Turkey and Turkmenistan.

He was elected as a Deputy for Hatay for the 21st term and was re-elected from Mersin for the 23 rd term. In the 23rd term, he became the Chairperson of Turkey-Syria Friendship Group.

Mr. ŞANDIR speaks an intermediate level of English and German. He is married and is a father of  three children.

 

OKTAY VURAL
İZMİR DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205242
E-Mail: oktay.vural@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

BARIŞ VE DEMOKRASİ PARTİSİ (Peace And Democracy Party) GROUP

SELAHATTİN DEMİRTAŞ
HAKKARİ DEPUTY
GROUP CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205303
E-Mail: selahattin.demirtas@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

PERVİN BULDAN
IĞDIR DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205488
E-Mail: pervin.buldan@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

İDRİS BALUKEN
BİNGÖL DEPUTY
GROUP VICE CHAIRPERSON
Telephone:+90 312 4205512
E-Mail: idris.baluken@tbmm.gov.tr
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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.

 

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