Kâmran İnan

Kamran Inan (1929 – 23 November 2015), Turkish politician, statesman of Kurdish origin,[1][2][3][4] diplomat and scholar. He was born in Hizan, Bitlis Province. Representative in Parliament from Van and Bitlis numerous times. Graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Law, and Ph.D. in Law from University of Geneva. At various times Turkish UN Ambassador, permanent UN representative, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister of State, Senator from Bitlis and member of Foreign Affairs Commission. He published numerous books on Turkish politics and history,[5][6][7]

Kamran İnan
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey
In office
21 July 1977  5 January 1978
Preceded byNeşet Akmandor
Succeeded byDeniz Baykal
Personal details
Born(1929-02-18)February 18, 1929
Hizan, Bitlis, Turkey
DiedNovember 23, 2015(2015-11-23) (aged 86)

In 2006, he returned the Légion d'honneur medal he had received from France due to the French government involvement with Armenian ethnic activities. He has also received European Parliament Gold Medal and TurkeyEEC Partnership Silver Medal.


  1. Burhan Ayeri, "Bugün bugündür yarın da yarın", Akşam gazetesi, URL erişim tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2009 Archived 2015-09-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Michael M. Gunter, The Historical Dictionary of the Kurds, Scarecrow Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8108-4870-8, 75. sayfa: "Kamran Inan is a prominent Turkish politician who is an ethnic Kurd".
  3. Kemal Kirişci & Gareth M. Winrow, The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict, Routledge, 1997, ISBN 0-7146-4746-2, 144. sayfa: "There were a number of prominent deputies of Kurdish origin in ANAP, some of whom came from influential tribes. Kamran Inan, deputy for Bitlis, had served on several occasions as a Cabinet Minister".
  4. Chibli Mallat, Water in the Middle East: Legal, Political and Commercial Implications, I. B. Tauris, 1995, ISBN 1-85043-645-2, 208. sayfa: "Kamran Inan is a senior Kurdish official in the Turkish government".
  5. Kâmran İnan,"Senatör", Timas Yayinlari, 2007, ISBN 975-263-619-5
  6. Kâmran İnan,"Olaylar Ve Düşünceler", Timas Yayinlari, ISBN 975-362-442-5
  7. http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2015/11/23/turkish-politician-kamran-inan-passes-away-at-age-86

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