Mehmet Mehdi Eker

Mehdi Eker
Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
In office
2 June 2005  28 August 2015
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ahmet Davutoğlu
Preceded by Sami Güçlü
Succeeded by Kutbettin Arzu
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
19 November 2002  7 June 2015
Constituency Diyarbakır (2002, 2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born (1956-01-01) 1 January 1956
Bismil, Diyarbakır, Turkey
Political party Justice and Development Party
Spouse(s) Yasemin Eker
Alma mater Ankara University
Religion Sunni Islam

Mehmet Mehdi Eker is a Turkish politician who served as the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey from 2005 to 2015. He was a Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Diyarbakır from the Justice and Development Party (AKP) between 2002 and 2015.

A veterinarian and agro-economist he had a career as a civil servant in the ministry of agriculture before entering politics at the age of 46.

As minister of Agriculture he has had to deal with issues including:


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