|Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey|
14 March 2003 – 15 February 2005
|Succeeded by||Atilla Koç|
|Minister of National Education of Turkey|
18 November 2002 – 14 March 2003
|Preceded by||Necdet Tekin|
|Succeeded by||Hüseyin Çelik|
|Minister of Tourism of Turkey|
28 May 1999 – 8 August 2001
|Preceded by||Ahmet Tan|
|Succeeded by||Mustafa Rüştü Taşar|
|Born||May 1, 1963|
Yalvaç, Isparta, Turkey
He entered politics in 1995 as deputy of Isparta from the Motherland Party. In 1997–1998, Erkan Mumcu served as secretary general and in 1998–1999, he was vice president of the party. He became a member in the coalition government of Bülent Ecevit as Minister for Tourism serving from May 28, 1999 to August 8, 2001.
He joined the Justice and Development Party and was reelected from Isparta in the 2002 elections into the parliament. In the cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah Gül, he was first the Minister of National Education and then the Minister of Culture and Tourism.
After a dispute with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he resigned on February 15, 2005, and joined the Motherland Party again. Erkan Mumcu was elected 6th president of ANAP at the extraordinary party congress on April 2, 2005. On October 25, 2008, Mumcu resigned the leadership of the Motherland Party.
He is married and father of two children.
- Turkish Grand National Assembly official website (in Turkish)
- Motherland party official website (in Turkish)