Deniz Baykal

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Deniz Baykal

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Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
17 November 2015 – 22 November 2015
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byİsmet Yılmaz
Succeeded byİsmail Kahraman
In office
23 June 2015 – 1 July 2015
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byCemil Çiçek
Succeeded byİsmet Yılmaz
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
31 October 1995 – 6 March 1996
Prime MinisterTansu Çiller
Preceded byNecmettin Cevheri
Succeeded byNahit Menteşe
Leader of the Opposition
In office
19 November 2002 – 22 May 2010
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Abdullah Gül
Preceded byTansu Çiller
Succeeded byKemal Kılıçdaroğlu
34th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 1995 – 6 March 1996
Prime MinisterTansu Çiller
Preceded byAli Coşkun Kırca
Succeeded byEmre Gönensay
Vice President of Socialist International
In office
31 October 2003 – 2 July 2008
PresidentAntónio Guterres
George Papandreou
Country Turkey
Preceded byErdal İnönü
Succeeded byKemal Kılıçdaroğlu
4th Leader of the Republican People's Party
In office
30 September 2000 – 10 May 2010
Preceded byAltan Öymen
Succeeded byKemal Kılıçdaroğlu
In office
9 September 1995 – 23 May 1999
Preceded byHikmet Çetin
Succeeded byAltan Öymen
In office
9 September 1992 – 18 February 1995
Preceded byBülent Ecevit
Succeeded byHikmet Çetin
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
5 January 1978 – 12 November 1979
Prime MinisterBülent Ecevit
Preceded byKamran İnan
Succeeded byAhmet Esat Kıratlıoğlu
Minister of Finance
In office
26 January 1974 – 17 November 1974
Prime MinisterBülent Ecevit
Preceded bySadık Tekin Müftüoğlu
Succeeded byBedri Gürsoy
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
14 November 2002
ConstituencyAntalya (2002, 2007, 2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)
In office
14 December 1987 – 18 April 1999
ConstituencyAntalya (1987, 1991, 1995)
In office
14 October 1973 – 12 September 1980
ConstituencyAntalya (1973, 1977)
Personal details
Born (1938-07-20) 20 July 1938 (age 83)
Antalya, Turkey
Political partyRepublican People's Party (1973–1980, 1992–present)
Social Democratic People's Party (1987–1992)
Spouse(s)Olcay Baykal
Alma materUniversity of Ankara
University of California
Columbia University

Deniz Baykal (born 20 July 1938) is a Turkish politician and academician. He was the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the leader of the Main Opposition in Turkey. He has been the Member of Parliament for Antalya since 2002.

He quit his academic career and was elected as the Member of Parliament from the Republican People's Party in 1973. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, Energy and Foreign Affairs in various times.

He resigned as leader of the Republican People's Party on May 10, 2010.

Because he is the oldest MP, he became the interim Speaker of the Parliament until the election of the permanent speaker. He became CHP's nominee for the election.

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