Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün

Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün (1935 – 26 November 1986) was a Turkish academic, diplomat and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
21 June 1977 – 21 July 1977
Prime MinisterBülent Ecevit
Preceded byİhsan Sabri Çağlayangil
Succeeded byİhsan Sabri Çağlayangil
In office
5 January 1978 – 12 November 1979
Prime MinisterBülent Ecevit
Preceded byİhsan Sabri Çağlayangil
Succeeded byHayrettin Erkmen
Personal details
Born1935 (1935)
Eskişehir, Turkey
Died26 November 1986(1986-11-26) (aged 50–51)
Political partyRepublican People's Party (CHP)
Children2
EducationPolitical science
Alma materAnkara University, Faculty of Political Sciences
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionAcademic

Biography

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Ahmet Gündüz Ökçün was born in 1935 in Eskişehir, Turkey.[1] He graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University. He served in the same faculty as an academic and later as a dean. He was married and a father of two. He died on 26 November 1986.[1]

Political career

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Ökçün at the opening ceremony of the NATO Council of Ministers in The Hague

Ökçün joined the Republican People's Party (CHP), and was elected as a deputy in the general election held on 5 June 1977 from Eskişehir Province. He was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs on 21 June 1977 in the 40th government.[2] As the government failed to receive the vote of confidence, his mission in the ministry ended into just one month. However, the 42nd government of Turkey in the next year, which could receive the vote of confidence, he was able to resume the same post, and served between 5 January 1978 and 12 November 1979.[3]

References

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  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Foreign Affairs page" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  2. ^ Parliament page for the 40th government
  3. ^ Parliament page for the 42nd government