Minister of European Union Affairs (Turkey)

The Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey is the government minister responsible for Turkey's membership negotiations with the European Union and is a member of the Cabinet of Turkey, leading the Ministry of European Union Affairs. The position was formed on 29 June 2011 after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won a third term in the 2011 general election. So far, there have been three ministers of European Union Affairs. The Minister concurrently serves as the chief negotiator during accession talks with the EU.

Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey
Avrupa Birliği Bakanı
Emblem of Ministry of European Union Affairs
Incumbent
Ömer Çelik

since May 24, 2016
Ministry of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator
AppointerRecep Tayyip Erdoğan,
as President of Turkey
Term lengthNo term limit
Inaugural holderEgemen Bağış
FormationJune 29, 2011
WebsiteMinistry of European Union Affairs

History

The ministry was established after the governing Justice and Development Party won a third term in the general election of 2011, in time for the 61st government of Turkey. Previously, European Union negotiations were handled by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]

List of Ministers of European Union Affairs

Since 29 June 2011, five Ministers have been responsible for this department.

#ImageMinisterTerm startTerm endPartyGovernment
1
Egemen Bağış
(1970– )
29 June 2011
25 December 2013
2
25 December 2013
29 August 2014
3
Volkan Bozkır
(1950– )
29 August 2014
28 August 2015
4
28 August 2015
22 September 2015
5
Beril Dedeoğlu
(1961–2019)
22 September 2015
17 November 2015
(3)
Volkan Bozkır
(1950– )
24 November 2015
24 May 2016
6
Ömer Çelik
(1968– )
24 May 2016
Incumbent

See also

References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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