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Mesut Yılmaz
21st Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
30 June 1997 – 11 January 1999
President Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Necmettin Erbakan
Succeeded by Bülent Ecevit
In office
6 March 1996 – 28 June 1996
President Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by Tansu Çiller
Succeeded by Necmettin Erbakan
In office
23 June 1991 – 20 November 1991
President Turgut Özal
Preceded by Yıldırım Akbulut
Succeeded by Süleyman Demirel
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
13 July 2000 – 18 November 2002
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
Served with Devlet Bahçeli
Hüsamettin Özkan
Şükrü Sina Gürel
Preceded by Cumhur Ersümer
Succeeded by Mehmet Ali Şahin
Leader of the Motherland Party
In office
15 June 1991 – 4 November 2002
Preceded by Yıldırım Akbulut
Succeeded by Ali Talip Özdemir
25th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
22 December 1987 – 20 February 1990
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Yıldırım Akbulut
Preceded by Vahit Melih Halefoğlu
Succeeded by Ali Bozer
Minister of Culture and Tourism
In office
17 October 1986 – 21 December 1987
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Mükerrem Taşçıoğlu
Succeeded by Tınaz Titiz
Minister of State
In office
28 May 1999 – 18 November 2002
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
In office
13 December 1983 – 17 October 1986
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Succeeded by Hasan Celal Güzel
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
22 July 2007 – 12 June 2011
Constituency Rize (2007)
In office
24 November 1983 – 3 November 2002
Constituency Rize (1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999)
Personal details
Born (1947-11-06)6 November 1947
Istanbul, Turkey
Died 30 October 2020(2020-10-30) (aged 72)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Motherland Party
Spouse(s) Berna Yılmaz
Alma mater
  • Ankara University
  • University of Cologne
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Ahmet Mesut Yılmaz (6 November 1947 – 30 October 2020) was a Turkish politician. He was the leader of the Motherland Party from 1991 to 2002.

Three times, he was the Prime Minister of Turkey. His first two terms lasted just months (in 1991 and 1996), while the third ran from June 1997 to January 1999.

Yılmaz died on 30 October 2020 from lung cancer at a hospital in Istanbul at the age of 72.

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