Bekir BOZDAĞ - Minister of Justice
He was born in Akdağmadeni, Yozgat on 1 April 1965. His father’s name is Mehmet Duran and his mother’s name is Nuriye.
He graduated from Uludağ University Faculty of Theology and completed his postgraduate studies at the History of Religions Department of Uludağ University Institute of Social Sciences.
Later, he obtained a diploma from Selçuk University Faculty of Law. After working in the public sector for a while, he became a freelance lawyer.
Bozdağ was the mayoral candidate of Virtue Party for Akdağmadeni District in the 18 April 1999 elections.
He was then elected to the Yozgat Provincial Administration of the Virtue Party as Vice President for Political and Legal Affairs (1999-2001). Bozdağ was among the founders of Provincial Administration of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Yozgat and acted as Vice President for Political and Legal Affairs (2001-2002).
He was elected to the parliament as a deputy from Yozgat in the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th parliamentary terms. He was assigned member of the Justice Committee (2002-2007) and Deputy Chairman of Parliament Group of AK Party (2007-2011). He took the office of Deputy Prime Minister in the 61st government term (2011-2013) and of the Minister of Justice in the 61st and 62nd government terms (2013-2015).
As part of the organization of AK Party, Bozdağ served as Provincial Coordinator, 12th Regional Organization Coordinator, member of the Central Decision and Administration Board and Vice President for Electoral Affairs in different provinces.
Still a member of the Central Decision and Administration Board of AK Party, Bozdağ was appointed Minister of Justice in the 64th government term.
Bozdağ speaks intermediate-level English and Arabic. He is married has three children.