Bekir Bozdağ

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Bekir Bozdağ

Bekir Bozdağ (born April 1, 1965 in Akdağmadeni , Yozgat Province ) is a Turkish theologian, lawyer and politician of Kurdish descent.


The son of Mehmet and Nuriye Duran studied first at the Theological Faculty of the University of Uludağ in Bursa , where he obtained a master's degree in the history of religions, and then law at the Selçuk University .

After some time in public office, he worked as an independent lawyer. In April 1999 he was a candidate for the mayor election of his hometown. He has been a member of the AKP since it was founded in 2001. He was elected to parliament in 2002 , 2007 and 2011 .

He was one of the four Vice Prime Ministers of Turkey in the Erdoğan III cabinet (July 6, 2011 to August 28, 2014). The then Prime Minister Erdoğan appointed him on December 25, 2013 to succeed Sadullah Ergin as Minister of Justice of Turkey . In the Davutoğlu I cabinet he held this office until March 7, 2015; then Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu replaced him with Kenan İpek (non-party). On November 24, 2015, he was reappointed to his post in the Davutoğlu II cabinet . In the Yıldırım cabinet , he was initially Minister of Justice. When there was a cabinet reshuffle on July 19, 2017, Bozdağ was introduced as Deputy Prime Minister, an office which he held until June 2018.

A Turkish club booked an event hall in Gaggenau for a club meeting at the beginning of March 2017 , but withheld from the landlord that Bozdag was supposed to speak in the hall, apparently to promote the constitutional referendum scheduled for April 16, 2017 . When the city learned shortly before the appointment that such a prominent speaker was to appear in the relatively small hall, it canceled the event for security reasons. The Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu then made massive accusations against Germany and said that Germany had to “learn to behave”. Bozdag branded the cancellation of his appearance as a “fascist approach”.

In addition to Turkish, he also speaks English and Arabic, is married and has three children.

Web links

Commons : Bekir Bozdağ  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Türkiye'de yeni kabine: 3 Kürt bakan Rû, November 24, 2015, accessed on February 28, 2016
  2. CV Kenan İpek
  3. June 2, 2016: Turkish Justice Minister denies Germany the right to criticize
  4. Tasarım: Emre Baydur: TÜRKİYE BÜYÜK MİLLET MECLİSİ. Retrieved March 26, 2018 .
  5. March 3, 2017: Federal government wants nothing to do with the cancellation
  6. March 3, 2017: Merkel rejects criticism of Turkey