Béla Turi-Kovács

Béla Turi-Kovács (born 2 December 1935)[1] is a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Environment between 2000 and 2002. He is a member of the National Assembly since 1998.[2] He is the Father of the House (oldest sitting MP) since 2014 thus he opened the inaugural sessions of the National Assembly in 2014, 2018 and 2022.

Béla Turi-Kovács
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Béla Turi-Kovács in 2002
Minister of Environment
In office
1 December 2000 – 27 May 2002
Preceded byFerenc Ligetvári
Succeeded byMária Kóródi
Environment and Water
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
18 June 1998
Personal details
Born (1935-12-02) 2 December 1935 (age 86)
Endrőd, Hungary
Political partyFKGP (1956; 1994–2001)
MDF (1988–1990)
Other political
Smallholders' Civil Association (Fidesz-ally)
Professionjurist, politician

In 1956 he was a member of the Independent Smallholders, Agrarian Workers and Civic Party.


  1. ^ "Biography" (PDF). Országgyűlés.
  2. ^ "Register". Országgyűlés.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Environment
Succeeded by
Mária Kóródi
Environment and Water
Honorary titles
Preceded by Oldest sitting Member of Parliament
Succeeded by