Kemal Satır (21 April 1911 – 23 May 1991) was a Turkish physician and politician.
|Deputy Prime Minister|
April 15, 1973 – January 25, 1974
Serving with Nizamettin Erkmen
|Prime Minister||Mehmet Naim Talu|
|Preceded by||Ali Mesut Erez|
|Succeeded by||Necmettin Erbakan|
|Deputy Prime Minister|
December 25, 1963 – February 20, 1965
|Prime Minister||İsmet İnönü|
|Preceded by||Turhan Feyzioğlu|
|Succeeded by||Süleyman Demirel|
|7th Minister of Transportation|
January 16, 1949 – May 22, 1950
|Prime Minister||Şemsettin Günaltay|
|Preceded by||Kasım Gülek|
|Succeeded by||Ahmet Tevfik İleri|
|Born||21 April 1911|
Adana, Adana Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
|Died||23 May 1991|
|Political party||Republican People's Party (CHP)|
Republican Reliance Party
|Alma mater||İstanbul University|
He was born in Adana. After finishing the School of Medicine in İstanbul University, he began working as a radiology expert in 1937. He also became a member of Republican People's Party (CHP). Between 1943 and 1950, he was the MP from Adana Province, and between 1949-1950, he served as the Minister of Transportation in the 18th government of Turkey (Şemsettin Günaltay's cabinet).
After the defeat of CHP in 1950 elections, in which he lost his seat in the parliament, he returned to medical practice. In 1957, he was elected as the MP from Elazığ Province, and continued as Elazığ MP up to 1969, when he changed his electoral province to Adana again. Between 1963-1965, he became the deputy prime minister in the cabinet of İsmet İnönü.
Strife in the partyEdit
Kemal Satır also served in the party administration. From 1962 to 1966, he became the secretary general of CHP. He was known as a moderate politician, and tried to keep the balance during the intra party struggle between Bülent Ecevit and Turhan Feyzioğlu. However, after Turhan Feyzioğlu and his group left the party, he became the main opponent of Bülent Ecevit. After Bülent Ecevit became the chairman of the party, Kemal Satır and a group of MPs left the party.
He formed a party named Republican Party. The party was founded on 4 September 1972. He was elected as the chairman of the party. The new established party lived short. On 28 February 1973, it merged to Nationalist Reliance Party (aka Reliance Party) of Turhan Feyzioğlu. After merging, the party was renamed Republican Reliance Party. Kemal Satır became the vice president. During this period, he served as the deputy prime minister in Naim Talu's cabinet once more.