Ali Coşkun

Ali Coşkun is Turkey's minister of Industry and Trade. He was born in Başpınar village of Kemaliye, Erzincan in 1939. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi and served as President of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges and as Vice President of the Islamic Countries Union of Chambers. Coşkun was elected as Istanbul deputy for the third electoral district. He is married with two children and speaks German and English.[1]

He took sides during the controversy about the movie Valley of the Wolves Iraq, and predicted that it would make it to film history, emphasizing "God bless the Turks."[2][3]


  1. Office of the Prime Minister, Directorate General of Press and Information
  2. Sheep in wolf's clothing?, by Yeşİm Erdem Holland, Turkish Daily News, February 23, 2006
  3. "Coskun sagte voraus, der Film werde in die türkische Kinogeschichte eingehen"; Abgedreht: In Ankara schwärmt sogar die Frau des Premiers von dem Streifen, der Außenminister distanziert sich by Thomas Seibert, German Daily Der Tagesspiegel, January 20, 2006

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