Vahit Kirişci

Vahit Kirişci (born 4 December 1960) is a Turkish politician. He has been serving as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry since 4 March 2022.[1]

Vahit Kirişci
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Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
Assumed office
4 March 2022
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded byBekir Pakdemirli
Personal details
Born (1960-12-04) 4 December 1960 (age 61)
Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
Alma materÇukurova University,
Cranfield University

CareerEdit

He graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture of Çukurova University. He completed his doctorate at the Cranfield University in England. He worked as part of the technical staff in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. He gave lectures as a lecturer at Çukurova University. He became associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2001. He published 55 articles, books, commission reports and papers,16 of which were in foreign languages. He worked as a manager in many non-governmental organizations. He is a 22nd and 23rd term Member of Parliament from Adana. In the 22nd term, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Turkey EU Joint Parliamentary Commission and as Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. He was re-elected as the Chairman of the same commission in the 23rd Term.[2]

He was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry upon the resignation of Bekir Pakdemirli on 4 March 2022.[3]

Private lifeEdit

He is married and has three children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tarım Bakanı Bekir Pakdemirli istifa etti, yerine Vahit Kirişçi atandı" (in Turkish). Dünya Gazetesi. 3 April 2022. Archived from the original on 4 March 2022. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişçi Takes Over". RayHaber | RaillyNews. 2022-03-04. Archived from the original on 2022-03-04. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  3. ^ Reuters (2022-03-03). "Turkey's Erdogan appoints Vahit Kirisci as Agriculture and Forestry Minister". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2022-03-04. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
4 March 2022 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent