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President Erdoğan appoints new justice minister

President Erdoğan appoints new justice minister

Bekir Bozdağ assumed the post after the resignation of Abdulhamit Gül.
29.01.2022 - 08:52

Turkey appointed a new justice minister early Saturday, according to the Official Gazette.

Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül was replaced by former Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, who currently heads Parliament's Constitutional Commission.

Bozdağ, a lawyer and politician, has an undergraduate degree from Theology Faculty and a master’s degree from the Institute of Social Sciences, Department of History of Religion at Uludağ University.

He also has an undergraduate degree in law from Selçuk University.

Bozdağ served as deputy prime minister in the 61st government, justice minister in the 61st, 62nd, 64th and 65th governments, deputy prime minister and government spokesperson in the 65th government.

He also was elected the head of the Constitutional Commission in the 27th Legislative Term.