Ünal Erkan

Ünal Erkan (born 1942 in Erzurum) is a Nationalist Movement Party politician. He was at one time a member of the party's Central Executive Board, resigning in 2007.[1] He was governor of the OHAL state-of-emergency region from 1992 to 1995, and had previously been head of police in Ankara and Istanbul and Chief of the General Directorate of Security (July 1991 to February 1992). He was briefly a cabinet minister in 1996 under Mesut Yılmaz for the True Path Party (DYP).[2][3]

Erkan featured in Mehmet Eymür's controversial 1987 MIT Report that wrote about high-ranking civil servants and politicians such as Nevzat Ayaz, Erkan and Mehmet Ağar, alleging connections with the Turkish mafia.[4]


  1. ^ Today's Zaman, 6 June 2007, MHP faces crisis over nominees
  2. ^ Joost Jongerden (2007), The Settlement Issue in Turkey and the Kurds: An Analysis of Spatical Policies, Modernity and War, BRILL, 1 Jan 2007, p146
  3. ^ Hurriyet Daily News, 27 May 1996, Yilmaz vows to continue as long as he can
  4. ^ Mercan, Faruk (2000-04-12). "Özel Dostalar/Mehmet Eymür-İstihbaratçının dava dosyası". Zaman (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-08-30.