43rd government of Turkey

The 43rd government of Turkey (12 November 1979 – 11 September 1980) was a minority government led by Süleyman Demirel of Justice Party (AP).

Süleyman Demirel, 1976

The electionsEdit

The 42nd government of Turkey came to an end because of the defeat of Bülent Ecevit's CHP in by-elections. However, CHP was still the largest party in the parliament, and Süleyman Demirel could not found a coalition government. Instead, he asked for the support of the other parties, which were reluctant to participate in the government. Finally, Necmettin Erbakan of the National Salvation Party agreed to support the minority government of AP.

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".

Title[1][2] Name Party Notes
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel AP
Minister of State
Orhan Eren AP
Muhammet Kelleci AP 12 November 1979 – 15 May 1980
Ekrem Ceyhun AP
Ahmet karahan AP
Metin Musaoğlu AP
Köksal Toptan AP
Ministry of Justice Ömer Ucuzal AP
Ministry of National Defense Ahmet İhsan Birincioğlu AP
Ministry of the Interior Mustafa Gülcügil
Orhan Eren
AP 12 November 1979 – 21 July 1980
4 August 1980 – 12 September 1980
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hayrettin Erkmen AP
Ministry of Finance İsmet Sezgin AP
Ministry of National Education Orhan Cemal Fersoy AP
Ministry of Public Works Selahattin Kılıç AP
Ministry of Commerce Halil Başol AP
Ministry of Health and Social Security Ali Münif İslamoğlu AP
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Ahmet Çakmak AP
Ministry of Food Agriculture and Husbandry Cemal Külahlı AP
Ministry of Transport Hüseyin özalp AP
Ministry of Labour Hüseyin Cavit Erdemir AP
Ministry of Social Security Sümer Oral AP
Ministry of Industry and Technology Kemal Bayar AP
Ministry of Culture Tevfik Koraltan AP
Ministry of Construction and Settlement Turgut Toker AP
Ministry of Village Affairs and Cooperatives Ahmet Karayiğit AP
Ministry of Forestry Hasan Ekinci AP
Ministry of Youth and Sports Talat Asal AP
Ministry of Tourism Barlas Küntay AP
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Esat Kıratlıoğlu AP


The government ended with the 1980 Turkish coup d'état.


Preceded by 43rd Government of Turkey
12 November 1979 – 11 September 1980
Succeeded by