List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)

The following is a list of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

No. Portrait Minister Term of Office Political Party
1 Bekir Sami Kunduh 3 May 1920 8 May 1921 Independent
2 Ahmet Muhtar Mollaoğlu 1921 1921 Independent
3 Yusuf Kemal Tengirşenk 1921 1922 Independent
4 İsmet İnönü 1922 22 November 1924 Republican People's Party
5 Şükrü Kaya 22 November 1924 3 March 1925 Republican People's Party
6 Tevfik Rüştü Aras 3 March 1925 11 November 1938 Republican People's Party
7 Şükrü Saracoğlu 11 November 1938 14 August 1942 Republican People's Party
8 Numan Menemencioğlu 14 August 1942 16 June 1944 Republican People's Party
(7) Şükrü Saracoğlu 16 June 1944 13 September 1944 Republican People's Party
9 Hasan Saka 13 September 1944 10 September 1947 Republican People's Party
10 Necmettin Sadak 10 September 1947 22 May 1950 Republican People's Party
11 Mehmet Fuat Köprülü 22 May 1950 15 April 1955 Democrat Party
12 Adnan Menderes 15 April 1955 27 July 1955 Democrat Party
Fatin Rüştü Zorlu
Acting Minister
27 July 1955 9 December 1955 Democrat Party
(11) Mehmet Fuat Köprülü 9 December 1955 20 June 1956 Democrat Party
Ethem Menderes
Acting Minister
20 June 1956 25 November 1957 Democrat Party
13 Fatin Rüştü Zorlu 25 November 1957 27 May 1960 Democrat Party
14 Selim Sarper 30 May 1960 26 March 1962 Independent
15 Feridun Cemal Erkin 26 March 1962 20 February 1965 Independent
16 Hasan Esat Işık 20 February 1965 27 October 1965 Independent
17 İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil 27 October 1965 26 March 1971 Justice Party
18 Osman Esim Olcay 26 March 1971 11 December 1971 Independent
19 Ümit Haluk Bayülken 11 December 1971 26 January 1974 Independent
20 Turan Güneş 26 January 1974 17 November 1974 Republican People's Party
21 Melih Esenbel 17 November 1974 31 March 1975 Independent
(17) İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil 31 March 1975 21 June 1977 Justice Party
22 Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün 21 June 1977 21 July 1977 Republican People's Party
(17) İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil 21 July 1977 5 January 1978 Justice Party
(22) Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün 5 January 1978 12 November 1979 Republican People's Party
23 Hayrettin Erkmen 12 November 1979 5 September 1980 Justice Party
Ertuğrul Ekrem Ceyhun
Acting Minister
5 September 1980 12 September 1980 Justice Party
24 İlter Türkmen 20 September 1980 13 December 1983 Independent
25 Vahit Melih Halefoğlu 13 December 1983 21 December 1987 Motherland Party
26 Mesut Yılmaz 21 December 1987 21 February 1990 Motherland Party
27 Ali Bozer 21 February 1990 12 October 1990 Motherland Party
28 Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin 13 October 1990 23 June 1991 Motherland Party
29 Safa Giray 23 June 1991 20 November 1991 Motherland Party
30 Hikmet Çetin 21 November 1991 27 July 1994 Social Democratic People's Party
31 Mümtaz Soysal 27 July 1994 28 November 1994 Social Democratic People's Party
32 Murat Karayalçın 12 December 1994 27 March 1995 Social Democratic People's Party
33 Erdal İnönü 27 March 1995 5 October 1995 Republican People's Party
34 Coşkun Kırca 5 October 1995 30 October 1995 True Path Party
35 Deniz Baykal 30 October 1995 6 March 1996 Republican People's Party
36 Emre Gönensay 6 March 1996 28 June 1996 True Path Party
37 Tansu Çiller 28 June 1996 30 June 1997 True Path Party
38 İsmail Cem İpekçi 30 June 1997 12 July 2002 Democratic Left Party
39 Şükrü Sina Gürel 12 July 2002 18 November 2002 Democratic Left Party
40 Yaşar Yakış 18 November 2002 14 March 2003 Justice and Development Party
41 Abdullah Gül 14 March 2003 29 August 2007 Justice and Development Party
42 Ali Babacan 29 August 2007 1 May 2009 Justice and Development Party
43 Ahmet Davutoğlu 1 May 2009 29 August 2014 Justice and Development Party
44 Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu 29 August 2014 28 August 2015 Justice and Development Party
45 Feridun Sinirlioğlu 28 August 2015 24 November 2015 Independent
(44) Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu 24 November 2015 Incumbent Justice and Development Party
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