Murat Başesgioğlu

Murat Başesgioğlu (born 1955) is a Turkish politician who was a Minister of State of Turkey and Member of the Turkish Parliament for Kastamonu for the ruling Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AK Party).

Murat Başesgioğlu
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Minister of State
(Responsible for Youth and Sports)
In office
29 August 2007 – 1 May 2009
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byMehmet Ali Şahin
Succeeded byFaruk Nafiz Özak
Minister of Labour and Social Security
In office
19 November 2002 – 29 August 2007
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byNejat Arseven
Succeeded byFaruk Çelik
Minister of the Interior
In office
30 June 1997 – 5 August 1998
Prime MinisterMesut Yılmaz
Preceded byMeral Akşener
Succeeded byKutlu Aktaş
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
14 December 1987 – 1 November 2015
ConstituencyKastamonu (1987,1991,1995,1999)
İstanbul (II) (2002, 2007, 2011, June 2015)
Personal details
Born (1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 67)
Kastamonu, Turkey
Political partyNationalist Movement Party (2011 - Present)
Justice and Development Party (2002 - 2010)
Motherland Party (1984 - 2002)
Children2 (Hakan and Mustafa Çağrı)


Başesgioğlu was born in Kastamonu. He completed his primary and secondary education at Isfendiyar Bey primary school in Kastamonu. He later graduated in law from Istanbul University and has previously been member of parliament for the centre-right ANAP and the minister of the interior. After graduating, he worked as a freelance lawyer for seven years and was registered to the Kastamonu Bar Council. Having resigned from ANAP he joined the AK Party. He also resigned from Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi in 2010 due to opposition to the party's parliamentary policies. He later went and joined the Nationalist Movement Party on 28 January 2011.[1]

He can speak French.


  1. ^ "Murat Başesgioğlu kimdir ? Başesgioğlu 28 yıldır vekil seçiliyor" (in Turkish). Retrieved 23 June 2015.

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