Abdüllatif Şener

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Abdüllatif Şener (born 1954) is a Turkish politician. He was Minister of Finance of Turkey from 1996 to 1997 and Deputy Prime Minister from 2002 to 2007, under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Abdüllatif Şener
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Leader of the Turkey Party
In office
25 May 2009 – 27 August 2012
Preceded byFounded
Succeeded byClosed
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
18 November 2002 – 29 August 2007
Prime MinisterAbdullah Gül
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byDevlet Bahçeli
Şükrü Sina Gürel
Mesut Yılmaz
Succeeded byCemil Çiçek
Hayati Yazıcı
Nazım Ekren
Minister of Finance of Turkey
In office
28 June 1996 – 30 June 1997
Prime MinisterNecmettin Erbakan
Preceded byLütfullah Kayalar
Succeeded byZekeriya Temizel
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
7 July 2018
ConstituencyKonya (2018)
In office
6 November 1991 – 23 July 2007
ConstituencySivas (1991, 1995, 1999, 2002)
Personal details
Born1954 (age 68–69)
Gürün, Sivas Province, Turkey
NationalityTurkish (Karachay)
Political partyCHP (2012-present)
TP (2009-2012)
AKP (2001-2009)
FP (1998-2001)
RP (1991-1998)
Alma materAnkara University, Gazi University
ProfessionFinance, academic

Life and careerEdit

Şener was born in Gürün, Sivas Province in Turkey. He graduated from the School of Political Sciences at Ankara University. He earned his PhD degree from Gazi University in Ankara. He lectured on finance at Gazi University and Hacettepe University, before he served as a controller in the Department of Revenues within the Ministry of Finance.

Şener entered politics and was elected in 1991 as deputy of Sivas Province from the Islamist Welfare Party (Turkish: Refah Partisi, abbreviated RP). He was Minister of Finance from 1996 to 1997. Following the ban of the Welfare Party in 1998, he became a member of the newly established Virtue Party (Turkish: Fazilet Partisi, abbreviated FP), which was also banned after three years in 2001. He was co-founder of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001. He was elected to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey as deputy of Sivas Province, and he served under the AKP government as Deputy Prime Minister from 2002 to 2007.

He did not run for a seat in parliament in the 2007 general elections. After leaving the AK Party, he formed a new party; it was officially announced on 27 May 2009 and named the Turkey Party (Türkiye Partisi).[1]

Şener announced that the Turkey Party was officially closed on 27 August 2012 due to difficulties in maintaining its political goals outside of parliament.[2]

In an interview with Halk TV,[3] Şener strongly condemned the AK Party's handling of the 2013 protests in Turkey.


  1. ^ "Good Morning--Turkey Press Scan on May 26".
  2. ^ "Türkiye Partisi kapandı". CNN Türk (in Turkish). 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
Party political offices
Preceded by
Newly Founded
Leader of the Turkey Party
25 May 2009–27 August 2012
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Finance of Turkey
28 June 1996 – 30 June 1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
18 November 2002 – 29 August 2007
Succeeded by