Salih Fırat

Salih Fırat (born 1 January 1960) is a Turkish politician of Kurdish origin from the Justice and Development Party (AKP), who has served as a Member of Parliament for Adıyaman since 12 June 2011.

Salih Fırat

Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
12 June 2011
ConstituencyAdıyaman (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015)
Personal details
Born (1960-01-01) 1 January 1960 (age 61)
Adıyaman, Turkey
Political partyRepublican People's Party (CHP) 2011-2013
Justice and Development Party (AKP) 2013-present
Alma materAnkara University
ProfessionMedical doctor

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Adıyaman, he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and worked in hospitals in Izmir, Ordu and Adıyaman as an expert on orthopedics and traumatology. He was also a member of the Adıyaman Sports Club executive board and was the club's doctor. He is a member of the Human Rights Foundation.

Political careerEdit

First elected as a CHP Member of Parliament in the 2011 general election, he resigned from the CHP and joined the AKP in 2013 after accusing CHP politicians of making racist remarks against Kurds.[1][2] He was re-elected as an MP, this time from the AKP party list, in the June 2015 general election.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 16 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Salih Fırat: İstifa etmekle acele ettim". Ensonhaber. Retrieved 16 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "ADIYAMAN SEÇİM SONUÇLARI - 2015 GENEL SEÇİM SONUÇLARI". Retrieved 16 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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