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Turkey appointed new Culture and Tourism Minister

  • Published by Vedat

A cabinet shuffle took place on Thursday following a meeting between Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

omer celikÖmer Çelik has been appointed as Turkey’s new Culture and Tourism Minister.

Ömer Çelik is born in Adana in 1968 and holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from Gazi University, Ankara.

His degree is from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the department of Public Administration, and his M.S. degree is from Political Science.

He is a political scientist and a strategist.

Mr. ÇELİK has been elected as the Deputy of Adana in 22nd, 23rd and 24th periods. During this period, he has accomplished his duties as the member of NATO Assembly of Parliamentarians Turkish Group; TGNA Commission of Foreign Relations; and TGNA Commission of Environment. Mr. ÇELİK is currently the Chairman of the Turkish American Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Çelik has served for years as the deputy leader responsible for foreign relations of the AKP.

Çelik had been Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political adviser since 2002.

Ömer Çelik is fluent in English.
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