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Deniz Baykal in 2008
|Speaker of the Grand National Assembly (interim)|
23 June 2015
|Preceded by||Cemil Çiçek|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
31 October 1995 – 6 March 1996
|Preceded by||Ali Coşkun Kırca|
|Succeeded by||Emre Gönensay|
|Born||July 20, 1938
|Political party||Republican People's Party|
|Alma mater||Ankara University
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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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