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İsmet Sezgin
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Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz
Served with Bülent Ecevit
Preceded by Tansu Çiller
Succeeded by Hüsamettin Özkan
Leader of the Democrat Turkey Party
In office
17 April 1999 – 18 May 2002
Preceded by Hüsamettin Cindoruk
Succeeded by Mehmet Ali Bayar
Minister of National Defense
In office
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz
Preceded by Turhan Tayan
Succeeded by Hikmet Sami Türk
18th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
18 October 1995 – 24 December 1995
President Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Hüsamettin Cindoruk
Succeeded by Mustafa Kalemli
Minister of the Interior
In office
21 November 1991 – 25 June 1993
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Sabahattin Çakmakoğlu
Succeeded by Mehmet Gazioğlu
Minister of Finance
In office
12 November 1979 – 11 September 1980
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Ziya Müezzinoğlu
Succeeded by Kaya Erdem
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
3 November 1969 – 26 March 1971
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Sezai Ergun
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
20 October 1991 – 18 April 1999
Constituency Aydın (1991, 1995)
In office
15 October 1961 – 12 September 1980
Constituency Aydın (1961, 1965, 1969, 1973, 1977)
Mayor of Aydın
In office
13 November 1955 – 27 May 1960
Preceded by Selim Yatağan
Succeeded by Ali Nahit Danışman
Personal details
Born (1928-01-06)6 January 1928
Aydın, Turkey
Died 7 December 2016(2016-12-07) (aged 88)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality  Turkey
Political party Democrat (1952–1960)
Justice (1961–1980)
True Path Party (1987–1997)
Democrat Turkey Party (1997–2002)
Spouse(s) Saadet Sezgin (1952–2004)
Children Seynan Levent
Ayşe Sezgin
Alma mater Dokuz Eylül University
Occupation Politician

İsmet Sezgin (6 January 1928 – 7 December 2016) was a Turkish politician.

He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and Minister of National Defense from 1997 to 1999, as the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly in 1995, as the Minister of the Interior from 1991 to 1993, as the Minister of Finance from 1979 to 1980 and as the Minister of Youth and Sports from 1969 to 1971.

Between 1999 and 2002, he was the Leader of the Democrat Turkey Party, but did not contest any elections.

Sezgin died of multiple organ failure on 7 December 2016 in Ankara, aged 88.

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