Levent Gök (born 24 October 1959) is a Turkish politician from the Republican People's Party (CHP) who currently serves as one of the three parliamentary group leaders for his party since 22 August 2014. He succeeded Muharrem İnce, who resigned to contest the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention as a leadership candidate. He has been a Member of Parliament for Ankara's first electoral district since the 2011 general election.
|Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
12 July 2018
|Serving with||Mustafa Şentop|
|Preceded by||Yaşar Tüzün|
|Parliamentary group leader of the Republican People's Party|
22 August 2014 – 8 July 2018
|Serving with||Akif Hamzaçebi (2014-15)|
|Preceded by||Muharrem İnce|
|Succeeded by||Engin Özkoç|
|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
12 June 2011
|Constituency||Ankara (I) (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)|
|Born||24 October 1959|
|Political party||Republican People's Party|
|Alma mater||Ankara University, Law School|
Early life and careerEdit
Levent Gök was born in Balıkesir on 24 October 1959 and graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law. Becoming a freelance lawyer, he was an executive board member of the Human Rights Association and also served as a delegate for the Turkish Bars Association. He is married with two children and can speak English at a fluent level.
Member of ParliamentEdit
Having served as the President of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Ankara Provincial Branch, Gök was elected as a CHP Member of Parliament for Ankara's first electoral district in the 2011 general election. He was re-elected in June 2015 and November 2015.
Party Council and group leaderEdit
In 2012, Gök was elected to the CHP Party Council, but resigned on 22 August 2014 after being elected as one of the party's parliamentary group leaders. He was elected after Muharrem İnce, a former group leader, resigned in order to run against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in the 18th CHP Extraordinary Convention. He was re-elected to the position in the 25th and 26th Parliaments in June and November 2015 respectively, serving alongside Özgür Özel and Engin Altay.