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Mehmet Naci Bostancı (born 2 August 1957) is a Turkish politician and academic who currently serves as the Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly along with Şafak Pavey, Koray Aydın and Yurdusev Özsökmenler as of 9 July 2015. He was formerly one of the five parliamentary group leaders of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), having served as an AKP Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Amasya since 12 June 2011.

Naci Bostancı

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Leader of the Justice and Development Party in the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
7 July 2018
LeaderRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byBinali Yıldırım
Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
9 July 2015 – 1 November 2015
Speakerİsmet Yılmaz
Serving withŞafak Pavey
Koray Aydın
Yurdusev Özsökmenler
Preceded bySadık Yakut
Succeeded byAhmet Aydın
Parliamentary group leader of the Justice and Development Party
In office
1 September 2014 – 9 July 2015
LeaderAhmet Davutoğlu
Serving withMustafa Elitaş
Mahir Ünal
Belma Satır
Ahmet Aydın
Preceded byNurettin Canikli
Succeeded byDoğan Kubat
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
8 July 2018
ConstituencyAnkara (III) (2018)
In office
12 June 2011 – 7 July 2018
ConstituencyAmasya (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015)
Personal details
Mehmet Naci Bostancı

(1957-08-02) 2 August 1957 (age 62)
Amasya, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party
Alma materAnkara University
WebsitePersonal website


Early life and careerEdit

Mehmet Naci Bostancı was born in Amasya on 2 August 1957 and graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Science in 1980. He did a Master's degree and a Doctorate at İstanbul University Institute of Social Sciences. He worked as a columnist for the Türkiye Günlüğü and Birikim magazines as well as the Zaman newspaper.[1]

Academic careerEdit

Bostancı became the chief advisor to the Rector of Gazi University, Rıza Ayhan and later became the head of the Public Relations and Presentation branch of Gazi University's Faculty of Communications, serving between 1998 and 2004. On 11 March 2009, he became the Dean of the Gazi University Faculty of Communications, serving until 10 March 2011. He resigned from his position to contest the upcoming 2011 general election.[2]

Political careerEdit

Bostancı had previously served as the political advisor to the former leader of the Motherland Party (ANAP), Mesut Yılmaz. Between 1989 and 1991, he was the Undersecretary to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. He was the President and later the Secretary General of the Turkey-Kyrgyzstan interparliamentary friendship group. He was also a member of the Turkey-Ireland interparliamentary friendship group. On 8 January 2014, he became the President of the Parliamentary Commission on National Education, Culture, Youth and Sports. With serving parliamentary group leader Nurettin Canikli becoming the Minister of Customs and Trade in the Government of Ahmet Davutoğlu, Bostancı was elected in his place with 263 out of 265 votes (with 2 blank votes).[3]

He was re-elected from Amasya in the June 2015 general election and was selected as the AKP Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly on 9 July 2015.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mehmet Naci Bostancı Kimdir?". Habervaktim. 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Mehmet Naci Bostancı Kimdir ? - Mehmet Naci Bostancı Hayatı ve Biyografisi".
  3. ^ AA. "Nurettin Canikli'nin yerine Naci Bostancı".
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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