10th government of Turkey

The 10th government of Turkey (11 November 1938 – 25 January 1939) was a short-term government in the history of Turkey. It is also called Second Bayar government.

Celal Bayar


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the president and the founder of modern Turkey, died on 10 November. İsmet İnönü was elected as the new president, and consequently the 9th government of Turkey (First Bayar government) resigned. İnönü appointed Celal Bayar of the Republican People's Party (CHP) for the second time. The Second Bayar government was similar to the First Bayar government, but Interior Minister Şükrü Kaya and Foreign Minister Tevfik Rüştü Aras of the previous government were left out of the cabinet, replaced by Refik Saydam and Şükrü Saracoğlu, respectively, both of whom would be the future prime ministers.

The governmentEdit

In the list below, the cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes".

Title[1][2] Name Notes
Prime Minister Celal Bayar
Ministry of Justice Hilmi Uran
Tevfik Fikret Sılay
11 November 1938 – 3 January 1939
3 January 1939 – 25 January 1939
Ministry of National Defense Kazım Özalp
Naci Tınaz
11 November 1938 – 18 January 1939
18 January 1939 – 25 January 1939
Ministry of the Interior Refik Saydam
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Şükrü Saracoğlu
Ministry of Finance Fuat Ağralı
Ministry of National Education Saffet Arıkan
Hasan Ali Yücel
11 November 1938 – 28 December 1938
28 December 1038 – 25 January 1939
Ministry of Public Works Ali Çetinkaya
Ministry of Health and Social Security Hulusi Alataş
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Ali Rana Tarhan
Ministry of Economy Şakir Kesebir
Hüsnü Çakır
11 November 1938 – 28 December 1938
28 December 1938 – 25 January 1939
Ministry of Agriculture Faik Kurdoğlu 13 April 1938 – 11 November 1938


Celal Bayar surprisingly resigned on 25 January 1939 with the pretext of the upcoming general elections to be held on 26 March.


  1. ^ Official page of prime minister Archived 15 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Official page of the parliament". Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
Preceded by 10th Government of Turkey
11 November 1938 – 25 January 1939
Succeeded by