|Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey|
August 28, 2007 – May 1, 2009
|Prime Minister||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|Preceded by||Abdüllatif Şener, Abdullah Gül, Mehmet Ali Şahin|
|Succeeded by||Ali Babacan|
|Born||December 4, 1956|
|Political party||Justice and Development Party (AKP)|
|Alma mater||Bursa Academy of Economics and Finance, Uludağ University|
He was appointed to his position in August 2007, succeeding Abdüllatif Şener. Ekren is a former professor of banking and international finance.
Ekren graduated in economics from the Bursa Academy of Economics and Finance (Iktisadi ve Ticari Ilimler Akdemisi), and then received a Masters degree and PhD from Uludağ University in Bursa, going on to a career as an academic in the field of economics at Marmara University in Istanbul.
Nazım Ekren was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, responsible for coordinating economic affairs and for the management of:
- State Planning Organization (Turkey) (DPT)
- Turkish Statistical Institute (DİE)
- Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) for regional development.
Ekren was also responsible for relations with:
- Grand National Assembly official website (in Turkish)
Mehmet Ali Şahin
| Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
with Cemil Çiçek and Hayati Yazıcı
August 28, 2007–May 1, 2009