Faruk Çelik

Faruk Çelik (born 17 January 1956) is a Turkish politician and a Member of Parliament for Bursa of the ruling Justice and Development Party. He served in various ministerial roles from 2009 to 2017, most recently as the Minister of Work and Social Security. He was the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.[1]

Faruk Çelik

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Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
In office
24 November 2015 – 19 July 2017
Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoğlu
Binali Yıldırım
Preceded byKutbettin Arzu
Succeeded byAhmet Eşref Fakıbaba
Minister of Labour and Social Security
In office
6 July 2011 – 28 August 2015
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded byÖmer Dinçer
Succeeded byAhmet Erdem
In office
29 August 2007 – 1 May 2009
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byMurat Başesgioğlu
Succeeded byÖmer Dinçer
Minister of State
(Responsible for Religious Affairs and Turkish World)
In office
1 May 2009 – 6 July 2011
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byMustafa Sait Yazıcıoğlu
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
ConstituencyŞanlıurfa (Nov 2015)
In office
18 April 1999 – 7 June 2015
ConstituencyBursa (1999, 2002, 2007)
Şanlıurfa (2011)
Personal details
Born (1956-01-17) 17 January 1956 (age 65)
Yusufeli, Artvin Province, Turkey
NationalityTurkish
Political partyVirtue Party (1999-2001)
Justice and Development Party (2001-present)
Alma materUludağ University
Cabinet60th, 61st, 62nd, 64th, 65th

Previously he had been a teacher and a businessman. One of the leading members of the Justice and Development Party, he was made parliamentary group leader upon his election as an MP in 2002. He was made Minister of Work in 2007.

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