Hilmi Güler

Hilmi Güler

Hilmi Güler at the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia in Istanbul
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
In office
18 November 2002  1 May 2009
Prime Minister Abdullah Gül
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Preceded by Zeki Çakan
Succeeded by Taner Yıldız
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
3 November 2002  12 June 2011
Constituency Ordu (2002, 2007)
Personal details
Born 1946
Ordu, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Alma mater Middle East Technical University
Profession Politician

Mehmet Hilmi Güler (born 1946, Ordu, Turkey) is a Turkish politician and metallurgical engineer. He was the Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Turkey in 2002-2009. He served as the general director of the Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK) and Etibank. He was a founding member of the currently ruling AKP.


Güler graduated from the Department of Metallurgy at the Middle East Technical University and worked as a project engineer and group chairman at TUSAŞ Aerospace Industries (TAİ). He went on to an academic career as deputy chairman of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).

Political career

As energy minister as well as the day-to-day running of this important department dealing with Turkey's gas, electricity requirements he has had to deal with a number of issues including:

Personal life

He is married and has two children.


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