54th government of Turkey

The 54th government of Turkey governed Turkey from 28 June 1996 to 30 June 1997. It was a coalition government formed by Welfare Party (RP) and True Path Party (DYP), and was known as Refahyol (a portmanteau of the Turkish names of the two parties in the coalition).

Necmettin Erbakan

BackgroundEdit

After the fall of the 53rd government of Turkey, in which True Path Party (DYP) was one of the participants, Welfare Party (RP) and True Path Party (DYP) formed a coalition government. Necmettin Erbakan of Welfare Party was the prime minister and Tansu Çiller of True Path Party was the deputy prime minister.

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 Necmettin Erbakan
RP
Deputy Prime Minister and
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tansu Çiller
DYP
Minister of State
Fehim Adak
RP
Nevzat Ercan
DYP
Abdullah Gül
RP
Işılay Saygın
DYP
Sabri Tekir
RP
Nafiz Kurt
DYP
Mehmet Altınsoy
RP
Namık Kemal Zeybek
DYP
Lütfi Esengün
RP
Selim Ensarioğlu
DYP
Cemil Tunç
RP
Bekir Aksoy
DYP
Gürcan Dağdaş
RP
Ufuk Söylemez
DYP
Teoman Rıza Güneri
RP
Ayfer Yılmaz
DYP
Sacit Günbey
RP
Bahattin Şaker
DYP
Ahmet Demircan
RP
Ministry of Justice Şevket Kazan
RP
Ministry of National Defense Turhan Tayan
DYP
Ministry of the Interior Mehmet Ağar
Meral Akşener
DYP
28 June 1996 – 8 November 1996
8 November 1996 – 30 June 1997
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Emre Gönensay
DYP
Ministry of Finance Abdüllatif Şener
RP
Ministry of National Education Mehmet Sağlam
DYP
Ministry of Public Works and Settlement Cevat Ayhan
RP
Ministry of Health and Social Security Yıldırım Aktuna
İsmail Karakuyu
DYP
28 June 1996 – 26 April 1997
13 May 1997 – 30 June 1997
Ministry of Transport Ömer Barutçu
DYP
Ministry of Labour and Social Security Necati Çelik
RP
Ministry of Industry and Commerce Yalım Erez
Ali Rıza Gönül
DYP
28 June 1996 – 26 April 1997
13 May 1997 – 30 June 1997
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Recai Kutan
RP
Ministry of Culture İsmail Kahraman
RP
Ministry of Tourism Bahattin Yücel
DYP
28 June 1996 – 13 June 1997
Ministry of Agriculture and Village Affairs Musa Demirci
RP
Ministry of Forestry Halit Dağlı
DYP
Ministry of Environment Ziyaettin Tokar
RP

AftermathEdit

Necmettin Erbakan resigned as prime minister, hoping his coalition partner Tansu Çiller would be the next prime minister and a similar government would be formed. However, president Süleyman Demirel appointed Mesut Yılmaz of Motherland Party as the new prime minister[3] (see Prime ministership of Necmettin Erbakan).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official page of prime minister Archived 15 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Official page of the parliament
  3. ^ Sina Akşin:Kısa Türkiye Tarihi,Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür yayınları, İstanbul, ISBN 978-9944-88-172-2, p.303
Preceded by
53rd government of Turkey
(Mesut Yılmaz)
54th Government of Turkey
(28 June 1996- 30 June 1997
Succeeded by
55th government of Turkey
(Mesut Yılmaz)