Ministry of Development (Turkey)

Ministry of Development
Kalkınma Bakanlığı
Agency overview
Formed 29 June 2011
Jurisdiction Government of Turkey
Headquarters Ankara
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Development is a government ministry in the Republic of Turkey that was formed on 29 June 2011 after the dissolution of the State Planning Organisation. The Ministry was led by Minister of Development Cevdet Yılmaz, of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), formally taking office on 6 July 2011 after the formation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's third cabinet. He was succeeded by Müslüm Doğan in August 2015, who resigned in September 2015 and was succeeded by Cüneyd Düzyol. Yılmaz took over the Ministry for a second time from November 2015 to May 2016 before being succeeded by Lütfi Elvan.

The Ministry describes itself as a dynamic Ministry with expertise, focusing on leading the development of Turkey in a holistic manner by strategy making and co-ordinating.[1]

List of Ministers of Development

Name From Until Party
1 Cevdet Yılmaz 6 July 2011 28 August 2015 Justice and Development Party
2 Müslüm Doğan 28 August 2015 22 September 2015 Peoples' Democratic Party
3 Cüneyd Düzyol 22 September 2015 24 November 2015 Independent
4 Cevdet Yılmaz 24 November 2015 24 May 2016 Justice and Development Party
5 Lütfi Elvan 24 May 2016 current


  1. "About us". Ministry of Development. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
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