Recep Peker

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Recep Peker

Mehmet Recep Peker (born February 5, 1889 in İstanbul ; † April 1, 1950 ibid) was a military in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, as well as a Turkish politician and prime minister.

Peker graduated from the Military Middle School and the Military High School of Kocamustafapaşa in İstanbul . In 1907 he graduated from the Naval Academy. In 1911 and 1912, Peker fought in Yemen and Tripolitania . Between 1912 and 1913 he fought in the Balkan Wars .

During the First World War, Peker was on the Rumelia and Caucasus fronts . In 1919 he graduated from the military academy . In February 1920 Peker went to Anatolia to take part in the Turkish Liberation War . He was assigned to the 20th Corps as a major. Peker was elected the first General Secretary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on April 23, 1920 . From 1923 he was a member of the Kütahya Province in the Grand National Assembly for two legislative terms . Peker was the chief columnist for Hakimiyet-i Milliye newspaper for some time .

From 1924 to 1925, Peker was interior minister and for some time deputy minister for population exchange , settlement and infrastructure. In the 3rd and 4th İnönü Governments between 1925 and 1927, Peker was Minister of Defense and Minister of Infrastructure between 1928 and 1930. In 1931 he became general secretary of Cumhuriyet Halk Fırkası (CHF). After the İstanbul Üniversitesi was re-established, Ataturk commissioned him to teach Turkish Revolutionary History (İnkılap Tarihi). After differences of opinion with Ataturk in 1936, he was dismissed as general secretary of the CHF. After the parliamentary elections in 1946 , Peker succeeded Şükrü Saracoğlu as Prime Minister.

Recep Peker's grave is in the Edirnekapı Cemetery.

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predecessor Office successor
Şükrü Saracoğlu Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
August 7, 1946 - September 10, 1947
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