İsmet Sezgin

Turkish politician (1928-2016)

İsmet Sezgin (6 January 1928 – 7 December 2016) was a Turkish politician.

İsmet Sezgin
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Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
Prime MinisterMesut Yılmaz
Served withBülent Ecevit
Preceded byTansu Çiller
Succeeded byHüsamettin Özkan
Leader of the Democrat Turkey Party
In office
17 April 1999 – 18 May 2002
Preceded byHüsamettin Cindoruk
Succeeded byMehmet Ali Bayar
Minister of National Defense
In office
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
Prime MinisterMesut Yılmaz
Preceded byTurhan Tayan
Succeeded byHikmet Sami Türk
18th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
18 October 1995 – 24 December 1995
PresidentSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byHüsamettin Cindoruk
Succeeded byMustafa Kalemli
Minister of the Interior
In office
21 November 1991 – 25 June 1993
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded bySabahattin Çakmakoğlu
Succeeded byMehmet Gazioğlu
Minister of Finance
In office
12 November 1979 – 11 September 1980
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byZiya Müezzinoğlu
Succeeded byKaya Erdem
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
3 November 1969 – 26 March 1971
Prime MinisterSüleyman Demirel
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySezai Ergun
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
20 October 1991 – 18 April 1999
ConstituencyAydın (1991, 1995)
In office
15 October 1961 – 12 September 1980
ConstituencyAydın (1961, 1965, 1969, 1973, 1977)
Mayor of Aydın
In office
13 November 1955 – 27 May 1960
Preceded bySelim Yatağan
Succeeded byAli Nahit Danışman
Personal details
Born(1928-01-06)6 January 1928
Aydın, Turkey
Died7 December 2016(2016-12-07) (aged 88)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkey
Political partyDemocrat (1952–1960)
Justice (1961–1980)
True Path Party (1987–1997)
Democrat Turkey Party (1997–2002)
Spouse(s)Saadet Sezgin (1952–2004)
ChildrenSeynan Levent
Ayşe Sezgin
Alma materDokuz Eylül University
OccupationPolitician

He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Minister of National Defense from 1997 to 1999, as the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly in 1995, as the Minister of the Interior from 1991 to 1993, as the Minister of Finance from 1979 to 1980 and as the Minister of Youth and Sports from 1969 to 1971.

Between 1999 and 2002, he was the Leader of the Democrat Turkey Party, but did not contest any elections.

Sezgin died of multiple organ failure on 7 December 2016 in Ankara, aged 88.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Turkey's former parliament speaker dies at age 88". Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2016-12-07.