Osman Pepe

Osman Pepe (born 7 August 1954) is a Turkish politician of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He is the Minister of Environment[1] in the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He helped pass an animal welfare law in Turkey. His name has become a viral internet meme.

Osman Pepe
Minister of Environment and Forestry of Turkey
In office
18 November 2002 – 28 August 2007
Preceded byİbrahim Nami Çağan
Succeeded byVeysel Eroğlu
Personal details
Born (1954-08-07) 7 August 1954 (age 65)
Akçaabat, Trabzon, Turkey


  1. ^ Güney, Nurşin Ateşoğlu (2007). Contentious issues of security and the future of Turkey. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7546-4931-1. Retrieved 4 April 2011.