Necmettin Erbakan

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Necmettin Erbakan
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23rd Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
28 June 1996 – 30 June 1997
PresidentSüleyman Demirel
DeputyTansu Çiller
Preceded byMesut Yılmaz
Succeeded byMesut Yılmaz
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
21 July 1977 – 5 January 1978
serving alongside Alparslan Türkeş
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byOrhan Eyüboğlu
Succeeded byOrhan Eyüboğlu
In office
31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977
serving alongside Turhan Feyzioğlu and Alparslan Türkeş
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byZeyyat Baykara
Succeeded byOrhan Eyüboğlu
In office
26 January 1974 – 17 November 1974
Prime MinisterBülent Ecevit
Preceded bySadi Koçaş
Succeeded byZeyyat Baykara
Leader of the Felicity Party
In office
17 October 2010 – 27 February 2011
Preceded byNuman Kurtulmuş
Succeeded byMustafa Kamalak
In office
11 May 2003 – 30 January 2004
Preceded byRecai Kutan
Succeeded byRecai Kutan
Leader of the Welfare Party
In office
11 October 1987 – 19 January 1998
Preceded byAhmet Tekdal
Succeeded byParty abolished
Leader of the National Salvation Party
In office
20 October 1973 – 12 September 1980
Preceded bySüleyman Arif Emre
Succeeded byParty abolished
Leader of the National Order Party
In office
26 January 1970 – 20 May 1971
Preceded byParty established
Succeeded byParty abolished
(Süleyman Arif Emre as leader of the National Salvation Party)
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
20 October 1991 – 18 April 1999
ConstituencyKonya (1991, 1995)
In office
12 October 1969 – 12 September 1980
ConstituencyKonya (1969, 1973, 1977)
Personal details
Born(1926-10-29)29 October 1926
Sinop, Turkey
Died27 February 2011(2011-02-27) (aged 84)
Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Political partyNational Order Party (1970–71)
National Salvation Party (1972–1981)
Welfare Party (1987–1998)
Virtue Party (1998–2001)
Felicity Party (2003–2011)
Spouse(s)Nermin Erbakan (m. 1967–2005, her death)
ChildrenZeynep, Elif, Fatih
Alma materIstanbul Technical University
RWTH Aachen University
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Necmettin Erbakan (29 October 1926 – 27 February 2011) was a Turkish politician. He was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 1996 to 1997. He was forced by the military to step down as prime minister and was later banned from politics.[1][2]

Erbakan was the founder and leader of several prominent Islamic political parties in Turkey from the 1960s to the 2010s. The famous one were the National Order Party (MNP), the National Salvation Party (MSP), the Welfare Party (RP), the Virtue Party (FP), and the Felicity Party (SP).

References[change | change source]

  1. [1] BBC. Ex-Turkish PM sentenced, March 2000
  2. [2] BBC. Turkey Bans Islamists, January 1998