Lütfullah Kayalar

Lütfullah Kayalar (born 1952 in Yozgat, Turkey) is a Turkish lawyer from profession and politician, who served twice as government minister. He graduated from the Law School of Ankara University with a Bachelor of Laws degree. He entered politics as a member of the Motherland Party, and was elected into the parliament as Deputy of Yozgat. Lütfullah Kayalar served in the cabinet of Turgut Özal and later of Yıldırım Akbulut as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs between 1989-1991,[1] and in the cabinet of Mesut Yılmaz as Minister of Finance in 1996.[2]

At the Motherland Party's 7th congress held on August 4–5, 2001 in Ankara, he ran for the party leadership against Mesut Yılmaz, however without success.[3]

Before the 2007 general election, the two liberal parties, Democratic Party and the Motherland Party, which he was a member of, wanted to merge in order to contest the elections as one party. However, as this intention failed, Lütfullah Kayalar left his party and entered on June 2, 2007 the Republican People's Party,[4] a center-left party, accepting the invitation of its leader Deniz Baykal.[5][6][7]

He is of Yöruk ancestry.


  1. "Zirai Öğretimin Yıldönümünü Kutluyoruz- The Anniversary Of Agricultural Education". Tarım Orman ve Köyişleri Bakanlıǧı Dergisi (in Turkish). Tarım Orman ve Köyişleri Bakanlıǧı. 1989-01 (35): 45. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  2. Tokatlı, Orhan (2004). Güvercinli yıllar (in Turkish). Doğan Kitap. p. 343. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  3. "ANAP değişim istemedi". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). 2001-08-05. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  4. "CHP Merkez Yürütme Kurulu toplandı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  5. Yavuz, Ercan (2007-12-27). "Baykal leans to the right for CHP administration". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  6. Tamer, Meral (2007-06-27). "Lütfullah Kayalar ile CHP seçim otobüsünde...". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  7. "Lütfullah Kayalar İlk Kez Konuştu: ANAVATAN Ruhen ve Resmen Bitti, Artık CHP'liyim!.." (in Turkish). Haber Vitrini. 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
Political offices
Preceded by
İsmet Attila
Minister of Finance of Turkey
March 6, 1996June 28, 1996
Succeeded by
Abdüllatif Şener

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