32nd government of Turkey

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Süleyman Demirel, 1962

The 32nd government of Turkey (6 March 1970 – 26 March 1971) was a government in the history of Turkey. It is also called the third Demirel government.

Background

Justice Party (AP) had the majority in the parliament, but largely because of a split in the party, the prime minister Süleyman Demirel failed to receive the confidence vote in the interpellation voting on 11 February 1970. However, AP still had the majority, and Demirel founded the next government as well. The cabinet was almost the same as that of the previous government.

The government

In the list below, the serving period of cabinet members who served only a part of the cabinet's lifespan are shown in the column "Notes".

Title[1][2] Name Party Notes
Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel AP
Minister of State
Refet Sezgin
Hasan Dincer
AP 6 March 1970 – 16 July 1970
29 July 1970 – 26 March 1971
Hüsamettin Atabeyli AP
Gürhan Titrek AP 3 November 1969 – 21 January 1970
Turhan Biilgin AP
Ministry of Justice Yusuf Ziya Önder AP
Ministry of National Defense Ahmet Topaloğlu AP
Ministry of the Interior Haldun Menteşoğlu AP
Ministry of Foreign Affairs İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil AP
Ministry of Finance and Customs Mesut Erez AP
Ministry of National Education Orhan Oğuz AP
Ministry of Public Works Yaşar Gülez AP
Ministry of Construction and Settlement Hayrettin Nakiboğlu AP
Ministry of Health and Social Security Vedat Ali Özkan AP
Ministry of Agriculture İlhami Ertem AP
Ministry of Village Affairs Turhan Kapanlı AP
Ministry of Forestry Hüseyin Özalp AP


Ministry of Transport Nahit Menteşe
Orhan Tuğrul
AP 14 December 1970
4 January 1971 – 26 March 1971
Ministry of Labour Seyfi Öztürk AP
Ministry of Commerce Gürkan Titrek AP
Ministry of Industry Selahattin Kılıç AP
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Ahmet İhsan Birincioğlu AP
Ministry Tourism Necmettin Cevheri AP
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Sabit Osman Avcı
Nahit Menteşe
AP 6 March 1970 – 14 December 1970
14 December 1970 – 26 March 1971
Ministry of Youth and Sports İsmet Sezgin AP

Aftermath

In the early 1970s, Turkey was faced with extensive urban guerrilla activities. On 12 March 1971, the army forced Demirel to resign, claiming that the government was unable to halt the terrorism. However, parliament was still functioning, so Demirel and his colleagues in the cabinet were still active as MPs.

References

  1. ^ Official page of prime minister Archived May 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Official page of the parliament
Preceded by
31st government of Turkey
(Süleyman Demirel)
32nd Government of Turkey
06 March 1970 – 26 March 1971)
Succeeded by
33rd government of Turkey
(Nihat Erim)
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