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Beril Dedeoğlu


Beril Dedeoğlu

Hatice Beril Dedeoğlu
Minister of European Union Affairs
Assumed office
22 September 2015
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Ali Haydar Konca
Chief Negotiator for Turkish Accession to the European Union
Assumed office
22 September 2015
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Volkan Bozkır
Personal details
Born 1961
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality  Turkey
Political party Independent
Alma mater İstanbul University
Occupation Academic
Cabinet 63rd
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Hatice Beril Dedeoğlu (born 1961) is a Turkish academic who currently serves as the Minister of European Union Affairs in the interim election government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu since 22 September 2015. Having taken over from the previous interim cabinet minister Ali Haydar Konca following his resignation, Dedeoğlu will serve until a new government is formed after the November 2015 snap general election. She is, as required by the Constitution, of no political affiliation and is one of two women to serve in the interim cabinet, the other being Family and Social Policy Minister Ayşen Gürcan.

As the Minister of European Union Affairs, Dedeoğlu concurrently serves as the Chief Negotiator representing Turkey during the EU accession negotiations.


  • Early life and career 1
    • Academic career 1.1
    • Solution process 1.2
  • Minister of European Union Affairs 2
  • Controversies 3
    • SOMA mine disaster 3.1
    • 'Parallel state' 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and career

Hatice Beril Dedeoğlu was born in Ankara in 1961 and graduated from Galatasaray High School in İstanbul. She later graduated from the Department of International Relations in the İstanbul University Faculty of Economics. Besides her academic career, she works as a columnist on international relations for the Star and Today's Zaman newspapers, having previously worked for the newspapers Zaman, Agos and Yeni Şafak.[1]

Academic career

Dedeoğlu began her career by working as an assistant to Professor Esat Çam and has worked in the Galatasaray University Department of International Relations since 1995. She became a docent in 1999 and a professor in 2005.[2] In 2005, she was appointed to lead the International Relations Department of the Galatasaray University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.[3] She briefly gave lectures at Kadir Has University and still gives lectures at İstanbul Aydın University and the Gaziantep Hasan Kalyoncu University.[4] She has authored several books and journal articles and has appeared on several news programs on Samanyolu Haber and TRT Haber TV channels.[5][6]

On 6 February 2012, she was appointed to the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) by President Abdullah Gül for a four-year term.[7]

Solution process

In December 2012, the Turkish Armed Forces since the 1980s. The ceasefire and the subsequent negotiations were named the solution process and was designed to end the 40-year conflict in the south-eastern region of the country.

The solution process involved the establishment of a 'political conflict with Gülen Movement supporters in high bureaucratic offices whom they accused of attempting to establish 'a state within a state'. Numerous police raids have since been conducted on the Zaman newspaper and other Gülen Movement affiliated establishments, such as Bank Asya and Samanyolu TV. Dedeoğlu's appointment thus came as a surprise to the opposition media.[11]

See also


  1. ^ admin. "Beril Dedeoğlu Kimdir ?". 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Levent Gültekin. "Akademisyen Dedeoğlu AB Bakanı, müsteşar Düzyol Kalkınma Bakanı olarak atandı". Diken. 
  4. ^ "Haber : AB Bakanı Beril Dedeoğlu kimdir? haberi". Internethaber. 
  5. ^ "Beril Dedeoğlu Kimdir? - Gazete Oku". 
  6. ^ "AB Bakanı Beril Dedeoğlu Kimdir Nereli Kaç Yaşında?". 22 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yeni bakanlar kimler oldu- Avrupa Birliği Bakanı Beril Dedeoğlu kimdir- Kalkınma Bakanı Cüneyd Düzyol kimdir?". 
  8. ^ "Today's Zaman yazarı Beril Dedeoğlu AB Bakanı oldu". soL Haber Portalı - güne soL'dan bakın. 
  9. ^ DHA (22 September 2015). "Yeni bakanlar açıklandı". HÜRRİYET - TÜRKİYE'NİN AÇILIŞ SAYFASI. 
  10. ^
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External links

  • Biography on the European Affairs Ministry website
It was observed that Dedeoğlu had been appointed as a cabinet minister by the AKP despite being a writer for the newspaper

'Parallel state'

In May 2014, an explosion in a coal mine in the district of Soma in Manisa Province killed 301 miners, becoming Turkey's worst ever mine disaster. The opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) had presented a request in Parliament just two weeks before the disaster to investigate past mining disasters and incidents in several mines including Soma, with the motion being rejected by the government. Writing as a columnist in the pro-government newspaper Star after the disaster, Dedeoğlu authored a column criticising the CHP for putting forward such a motion, claiming such motions never prevented future disasters. She was criticised by opposition commentators for her article.[10]

SOMA mine disaster


Just under a month after taking office, both the HDP ministers taking part in the government resigned, leaving the positions of European Affairs Minister and Development Minister vacant. Dedeoğlu was appointed as the Minister of European Union Affairs, succeeding HDP Member of Parliament Ali Haydar Konca. As required by the Constitution, she is independent of any political party. As the Minister of European Union Affairs, Dedeoğlu concurrently serves as the Chief Negotiator representing Turkey during the EU accession negotiations.[9]

The general election held in June 2015 resulted in a hung parliament, with coalition negotiations eventually proving unsuccessful. As a result, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called a snap election for November 2015, thereby necessitating the formation of an interim election government as required by the Turkish Constitution. The interim election government, the first in Turkish history, was formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who sent out invitations to politicians from all parties to take part. Apart from Davutoğlu's Justice and Development Party (AKP), only the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) opted to take part, while the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) declined their invitations.

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