Abdülhamit Gül

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Abdülhamit Gül (also Abdulhamit Gül ; born March 12, 1977 in Nizip , Gaziantep ) is a Turkish politician who is general secretary of the Justice and Recovery Party (AKP). Gül has been Turkey's Justice Minister in President Erdoğan's cabinet since July 2018 .


After primary and secondary school, Gül attended an İmam Hatip school in his home province. He then graduated from the Faculty of Law at Ankara University . In addition to his work as a lawyer, Gül was also employed by daily newspapers such as Millî Gazete .

He is married and has three children.


Until 2003, Gül was active in both the Welfare Party (RP) and the subsequent Virtue Party (FP) . This was followed by seven years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Party of Bliss (SP) . Before joining the AKP, he also held this position in the Volksstimme party (HAS Parti) . In the two parliamentary elections that have taken place since he joined the party ( June and November 2015 ), he was elected as a member of the Turkish parliament for Gaziantep . In July 2017, he became Minister of Justice in the Yildirim cabinet . He remained Minister of Justice in Erdoğan's cabinet .

On August 1, 2018, the imposed Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States sanctions against Gul and Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu . Gül and Soylu are prohibited from owning property in the United States, and US citizens are prohibited from transacting with the two. It justified this with "serious human rights violations" in the detention and prosecution of Pastor Andrew Brunson .

Individual evidence

  1. Erdogan makes the son-in-law the new finance minister . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . July 10, 2018, ISSN  0376-6829 ( nzz.ch [accessed on August 1, 2018]).
  2. Abdulhamit GÜL. In: Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi. Retrieved March 27, 2018 (Turkish).
  3. Abdülhamit Gül kimdir? Kaç yaşındadır ve aslen nerelidir? In: Haber7. Retrieved March 27, 2018 (Turkish).
  4. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Turkish Officials with Leading Roles in Unjust Detention of US Pastor Andrew Brunson," US Department of the Treasury, August 1, 2018.