Mehmet Ali Şahin

Mehmet Ali Şahin
24th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
9 August 2009  28 June 2011
President Abdullah Gül
Deputy Nevzat Pakdil
Sadık Yakut
Güldal Mumcu
Meral Akşener
Preceded by Köksal Toptan
Succeeded by Cemil Çiçek
Minister of Justice
In office
29 August 2007  1 May 2009
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Fahri Kasırga
Succeeded by Sadullah Ergin
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
18 November 2002  28 March 2003
Prime Minister Abdullah Gül
Served with Ertuğrul Yalçınbayır
Abdüllatif Şener
Preceded by Mustafa Cumhur Ersümer
Succeeded by Abdullah Gül
Member of the Grand National Assembly
Assumed office
1 November 2015
Constituency Karabük (Nov 2015)
In office
24 December 1995  7 June 2015
Constituency İstanbul (1995, 1999, 2002)
Antalya (2007)
Karabük (2011)
Personal details
Born (1950-09-16) 16 September 1950
Ovacık, Turkey
Political party Welfare Party (1994-1998)
Virtue Party (1998-2001)
Justice and Development Party (2001-present)
Alma mater Istanbul University

Mehmet Ali Şahin (born 16 September 1950) is a Turkish politician. He was the Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey from 2009 to 2011.[1]

He was a member of the parliament for three terms from Istanbul Province and from Antalya Province of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He served as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, and as Minister of State responsible for sports.[1]

Şahin is a lawyer and a graduate of Istanbul University faculty of law. Before entering parliament, he was involved in regional politics, serving as the mayor of Fatih district in Istanbul, with the Welfare Party, and later with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party.[1][2]

On 5 August 2009, he was elected in a third round of voting as the 24th (27th, from the establishment) Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, succeeding his party colleague Köksal Toptan.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Mehmet Ali Şahin artık protokolde iki numara". Radikal (in Turkish). 5 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  2. Newspaper Radikal (Turkish)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mustafa Cumhur Ersümer
First Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
Succeeded by
Abdullah Gül
Preceded by
Fahri Kasırga
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Sadullah Ergin
Preceded by
Köksal Toptan
Speaker of the Parliament
Succeeded by
Cemil Çiçek

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