39th government of Turkey

The 39th government of Turkey (31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977) was a historical government of Turkey. It is also called the fourth Demirel cabinet and First Nationalist Front.

Süleyman Demirel, 1976


After Bülent Ecevit of the Republican People's Party (CHP), who was the prime minister of the 37th government resigned, Turkey experienced a period of cabinet crises. During a period of more than four months, the government was a caretakers government led by Sadi Irmak. Finally, four parties formed the 39th government. The prime minister was Süleyman Demirel, the leader of Justice Party (AP). Other partners were National Salvation Party (MSP), Republican Reliance Party (CGP), and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

The governmentEdit

In the list below, the serving period of cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes". According to the Turkish constitution some members of the government were replaced by independent members before the elections.

Title[1][2] Name Party Notes
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel AP
Deputy Prime Minister
Necmettin Erbakan MSP
Turhan Feyzioğlu CGP
Alparslan Türkeş MHP
Minister of State
Seyfi Öztürk AP
Hasan Aksay MSP
Mustafa Kemal Erkovan
Osman Albayrak
31 March 1975 – 30 April 1977
30 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Gıyasettin Karaca AP
Ministry of Justice İsmail Müftüoğlu
Zeyyat Baykara
31 March 1975 – 11 April 1977
11 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Ministry of National Defense Ferit Melen CGP
Ministry of the Interior Oğuzhan Asiltürk
Sabahattin Özbek
31 March 1975 – 11 April 1977
11 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Ministry of Foreign Affairs İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil AP
Ministry of Finance Yılmaz Ergenekon AP
Ministry of National Education Ali Naili Erdem AP
Ministry of Public Works Fehim Adak MSP
Ministry of Commerce Halil Başol AP
Ministry of Health and Social Security Kemal Demir
Vefa Tanır
CGP 31 March 1975 – 19 April 1977
19 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Orhan Öztrak CGP
Ministry Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Korkut Özal
Ministry of Transport Nahit Menteşe
İbrahim Aysoy
31 March 1975 – 11 April 1977
11 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Ministry of Labour Ahmet Tevfik Paksu
Şevket Kazan
MSP 31 March 1975 – 10 November 1976
16 November 1976 – 21 June 1977
Ministry of Social Security Ahmet Mahir Ablum AP
Ministry of Industry and Technology Abdülkerim Doğru MSP
Ministry Tourism Lütfi Tokoğlu
Nahit Menteşe
AP 31 March 1975 – 11 April 1977
11 April 1977 – 21 June 1977
Ministry Culture Rıfkı Danışman AP
Ministry of Construction and Settlement Nurettin Ok AP
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Selahattin Kılıç AP
Ministry of Village Affairs Vefa Poyraz AP
Ministry of Forestry Turhan Kapanlı AP
Ministry of Youth and Sports Ali Şevki Erek AP


The government ended with the general elections held on 5 June 1977.


Preceded by 39th Government of Turkey
31 March 1975 – 21 June 1977
Succeeded by