Kemal Unakıtan

Kemal Unakıtan
Minister of Finance
In office
19 November 2002  1 May 2009
Prime Minister Abdullah Gül
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Sümer Oral
Succeeded by Mehmet Şimşek
Personal details
Born (1946-02-14)14 February 1946
Edirne, Turkey
Died 12 October 2016(2016-10-12) (aged 70)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party
Alma mater Gazi University
Occupation Civil servant, politician
Cabinet 58th, 59th, 60th

Kemal Unakıtan (February 14, 1946 – October 12, 2016) was the Minister of Finance of Turkey from November 2002 to May 2009 and a Member of Parliament for Istanbul of the Justice and Development Party. He was born in Edirne.

Previously he was a board member of the Family Finance Group.

Durung his tenure as minister of finance Unakitan presided over a number of situations primarily the Treasury's need to raise funds (!) at a time when Turkey had a large national debt and was failing to collect taxes to cover it. Unakıtan therefore

On March 7, 2008, Unakıtan received the Finance Minister of the Year Award from the business magazine The Banker.[1]

He died on October 12, 2016 after a prolonged illness.[2]



Political offices
Preceded by
Sümer Oral
Minister of Finance of Turkey
Nov 19, 2002May 1, 2009
Succeeded by
Mehmet Şimşek
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