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Deniz Baykal

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Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
Interim
In office
17 November 2015 – 22 November 2015
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by İsmet Yılmaz
Succeeded by İsmail Kahraman
In office
23 June 2015 – 1 July 2015
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Cemil Çiçek
Succeeded by İsmet Yılmaz
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
31 October 1995 – 6 March 1996
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Preceded by Necmettin Cevheri
Succeeded by Nahit Menteşe
Leader of the Opposition
In office
19 November 2002 – 22 May 2010
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Abdullah Gül
Preceded by Tansu Çiller
Succeeded by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
34th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 October 1995 – 6 March 1996
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Preceded by Ali Coşkun Kırca
Succeeded by Emre Gönensay
Vice President of Socialist International
In office
31 October 2003 – 2 July 2008
President António Guterres
George Papandreou
Country  Turkey
Preceded by Erdal İnönü
Succeeded by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
4th Leader of the Republican People's Party
In office
30 September 2000 – 10 May 2010
Preceded by Altan Öymen
Succeeded by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu
In office
9 September 1995 – 23 May 1999
Preceded by Hikmet Çetin
Succeeded by Altan Öymen
In office
9 September 1992 – 18 February 1995
Preceded by Bülent Ecevit
Succeeded by Hikmet Çetin
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
5 January 1978 – 12 November 1979
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
Preceded by Kamran İnan
Succeeded by Ahmet Esat Kıratlıoğlu
Minister of Finance
In office
26 January 1974 – 17 November 1974
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
Preceded by Sadık Tekin Müftüoğlu
Succeeded by Bedri Gürsoy
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
14 November 2002
Constituency Antalya (2002, 2007, 2011, June 2015, Nov 2015, 2018)
In office
14 December 1987 – 18 April 1999
Constituency Antalya (1987, 1991, 1995)
In office
14 October 1973 – 12 September 1980
Constituency Antalya (1973, 1977)
Personal details
Born 20 July 1938 (1938-07-20) (age 82)
Antalya, Turkey
Political party Republican People's Party (1973–1980, 1992–present)
Social Democratic People's Party (1987–1992)
Spouse(s) Olcay Baykal
Alma mater University of Ankara
University of California
Columbia University

Deniz Baykal (born 20 July 1938) is a Turkish politician and academician. He was the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the leader of the Main Opposition in Turkey. He has been the Member of Parliament for Antalya since 2002.

He quit his academic career and was elected as the Member of Parliament from the Republican People's Party in 1973. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, Energy and Foreign Affairs in various times.

He resigned as leader of the Republican People's Party on May 10, 2010.

Because he is the oldest MP, he became the interim Speaker of the Parliament until the election of the permanent speaker. He became CHP's nominee for the election.



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