Prime Minister of Turkey

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Prime Minister of Turkey
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Başbakanı
Secretary Kerry Meets With Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu (2) (cropped).jpg
Ahmet Davutoğlu

since 29 August 2014
Residence Başbakanlık Konutu
Appointer President of Turkey
Term length 4 years, unlimited
Inaugural holder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Ankara Government)
İsmet İnönü (Republic)
Formation 3 May 1920 (Ankara Government)
1 November 1923 (Republic)
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The Prime Minister of Turkey (Turkish: Başbakan) is the head of government of Turkey. The prime minister is the leader of a political coalition in the Turkish parliament (Meclis) and the leader of the cabinet. Former Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was chosen to be the country's prime minister in August 2014, replacing Recep Tayyip Erdogan who was to become the President of Turkey on 28 August 2014.


In the Ottoman Empire, the prime minister of the Ottoman sultan was called Grand Vizier. After the Tanzimat period in the 19th century, the grand viziers came to assume a role more like that of the prime ministers of contemporary Western European monarchies. Later, with the Ottoman constitution of 1876, a parliament was established to oversee the prime minister, and with the amendments to the constitution during the Second Constitutional Era, the prime minister was made answerable to the parliament rather than the sultan. Finally, with the declaration of republic in 1923, the appointer of the prime minister became the president, instead of the sultan.

List of Prime Ministers

Living former Prime Ministers

Prime Minister Born
Yıldırım Akbulut (1935-05-07) May 7, 1935 (age 85)
Tansu Çiller (1946-05-24) May 24, 1946 (age 74)
Mesut Yılmaz (1947-11-06) November 6, 1947 (age 73)
Abdullah Gül (1950-10-29) October 29, 1950 (age 70)
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954-02-26) February 26, 1954 (age 66)

Longest track records

Name Number of days Remarks
İsmet İnönü 1 year, 20 days +
12 years, 205 days +
3 years, 93 days = 16 years and 318 days
The first two periods were
in the single-party period;
formed 10 cabinets.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 11 years, 167 days Formed three cabinets.
Süleyman Demirel 5 years, 150 days +
2 years, 82 days +
168 days +
305 days +
1 year, 177 days = 10 years and 152 days
Formed seven cabinets.
Adnan Menderes 10 years, 5 days Formed five cabinets.
Turgut Özal 5 years, 322 days Formed two cabinets.
Bülent Ecevit 296 days +
20 days +
1 year, 311 days +
3 years, 311 days = 5 years and 208 days
Formed five cabinets.


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