Ekin Deligöz, 2014
April 21, 1971 |
|Political party||Alliance '90/The Greens|
Born in Tokat, Turkey, Ekin's family moved to West Germany in 1979. She attended school in Weißenhorn and afterwards partook in Administrative Studies in Konstanz and Vienna earning a degree in 1998. In February 1997, she acquired German citizenship.
Ekin joined the Greens as a student member and belonged to the Bavaria chapter of the Greens' youth organization. Since 1998, she is a member of the Bundestag. She entered the Bundestag in 2002, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. In 2009, she was appointed deputy spokesperson of her party's parliamentary group.
Deligöz was re-elected for the fourth time into the federal parliament following the 2013 election. She is one of the eleven politicians of Turkish descent, who won a seat in the federal parliament including seven women. A member of the Budget Committee and as deputy chairwoman of the Audit Committee, she serves as her parliamentary group's rapporteur on the budgets of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Office of the Federal President.
- Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie, Member of the Board
- German Association for Public and Private Welfare
- German Committee for UNICEF, Member of the Board
Ekin Deligöz is married with two children.
- Melissa Eddy (February 22, 2012), Relatives Seek Closure After Killings Tied to Neo-Nazi Ring New York Times.
- "Türk kökenli vekillerin yükselişi". Dünya (in Turkish). 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
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