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Murat Karayalçın

Murat Karayalçın
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 December 1994[1] – 27 March 1995[1]
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Preceded by Mümtaz Soysal
Succeeded by Erdal Inönü
Deputy Prime Minister
In office
19 September 1993[1] – 27 March 1995
Prime Minister Tansu Çiller
Preceded by Erdal İnönü
Succeeded by Hikmet Çetin
Personal details
Born 1943
Samsun, Turkey
Nationality  Turkey
Political party Social Democratic Populist Party, Social Democratic People's Party
Alma mater Ankara University
University of East Anglia
Profession politician

Murat Karayalçın (born 1943 in Samsun, Turkey) is a prominent Turkish politician. He is a former foreign minister (1994–1995), deputy prime minister, and a former mayor of Ankara (1989–1993). He is the founder (in 2002) of the new Social Democratic People's Party.

Karayalçın was educated at Ankara University and at the University of East Anglia where he graduated with a Masters degree in Development Economics in 1977. He was elected leader of the Social Democratic Populist Party (SHP) on 11 September 1993, succeeding Erdal İnönü and served as the deputy prime minister briefly in the 50th government of Turkey.[1] The party merged with the Republican People's Party (CHP) in 1995.

He was nominated by the Republican People's Party (CHP) as candidate for mayor of Ankara in the 2009 local elections, in which he gained 31.50% of all votes.

In 2002 he founded the new Social Democratic People's Party.


  1. ^ a b c d - Biography of Murat Karayalçın (Turkish)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mehmet Altınsoy
Mayor of Ankara
March 26, 1989–September 19, 1993
Succeeded by
Vedat Aydın
Preceded by
Erdal İnönü
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
September 19, 1993–March 27, 1995
Succeeded by
Hikmet Çetin
Preceded by
Mümtaz Soysal
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
December 12, 1994–March 27, 1995
Succeeded by
Erdal İnönü
Party political offices
Preceded by
Erdal İnönü
Leader of the Social Democratic People's Party (SHP)
September 12, 1993–February 18, 1995
Succeeded by
merged with the Republican People's Party (CHP)
Preceded by
Leader of the new Social Democratic People Party (SHP)
May 24, 2002– November 4 2008
Succeeded by
Hüseyin Ergün
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