Binali Yıldırım

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Binali Yıldırım

Prime Minister of Turkey
Assumed office
24 May 2016
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
DeputyNurettin Canikli
Mehmet Şimşek
Numan Kurtulmuş
Tuğrul Türkeş
Veysi Kaynak
Preceded byAhmet Davutoğlu
Leader of the Justice and Development Party
Assumed office
22 May 2016
Preceded byAhmet Davutoğlu
Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication
In office
24 November 2015 – 24 May 2016
Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoğlu
DeputyYüksel Coşkunyürek
Preceded byFeridun Bilgin
Succeeded byAhmet Arslan
In office
1 November 2011 – 25 December 2013
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
DeputyYahya Baş (2012–13)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLütfi Elvan
Minister of Transport
In office
6 July 2011 – 1 November 2011
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byHabip Soluk
Succeeded byPosition abolished
In office
29 August 2007 – 8 March 2011
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byİsmet Yılmaz
Succeeded byHabip Soluk
In office
18 November 2002 – 8 May 2007
Prime MinisterAbdullah Gül
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byNaci Kınacıoğlu
Succeeded byİsmet Yılmaz
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
Constituencyİzmir (I) (Nov 2015)
In office
3 November 2002 – 7 June 2015
Constituencyİstanbul (I) (2002)
Erzincan (2007)
İzmir (II) (2011)
Personal details
Born (1954-12-20) 20 December 1954 (age 64)
Refahiye, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party
Spouse(s)
Semiha Yıldırım (m. 1975)
ChildrenAhmet
Büşra
Erkan
Alma materİstanbul Technical University
World Maritime University
Signature
Websitebinaliyildirim.com.tr

Binali Yıldırım (born 20 December 1954) is the 27th and current Prime Minister of Turkey and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since May 2016. He was the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication from 2002 to 2013 and again between 2015 and 2016. Between 2014 and 2015, he served as Senior Advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.