20th government of Turkey

The 20th government of Turkey (9 March 1951 – 17 May 1954) was a government in the history of Turkey. It is also called the second Menderes government.

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Adnan Menderes

Background

Democrat Party (DP) had won the elections held on 14 May 1950, but prime minister Adnan Menderes resigned on 8 March 1951 in order to renew his cabinet. There were three new names in the new cabinet.[1]

The government

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

Title[2][3] Name Notes
Prime Minister Adnan Menderes
Deputy Prime Minister Samet Ağaoğlu 9 March 1951 – 10 November 1952
Minister of State
Fethi Çelikbaş 8 April 1953 – 28 May 1953
Refik Şevket İnce
Fevzi Lütfi Karaosmanoğlu
Muammer Alakant
Celal Yardımcı
9 March 1951 – 30 March 1951
18 June 1951 – 2 December 1951
1 November 1952 – 8 April 1953
8 April 1953 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Justice Rüknettin Nasuhioğlu
Osman Şevki Çiçekdağ
9 March 1951 – 10 November 1952
10 November 1952 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of National Defense Hulusi Köymen
Seyfi Kurtbek
Kenan Yılmaz
9 March 1951 – 10 November 1952
10 November 1952 – 1 November 1953
1 November 1953 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of the Interior Halil Özyörük
Fevzi Lütfi Karaosmanoğlu
Etem Menderes
9 March 1951 – 20 October 1951
2 December 1951 – 7 April 1952
1 August 1952 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fuat Köprülü
Ministry of Finance Hasan Polatkan
Ministry of National Education Tevfik İleri
Rıfkı Salim Burçak
9 March 1951 – 8 April 1953
8 April 1953 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Public Works Kemal Zeytinoğlu
Ministry of Health and Social Security Ekrem Hayri Üstündağ
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Rıfkı Salim Burçak
Nuri Özsan
Sıtkı Yırcalı
Emin Kalafat
9 March 1951 – 26 October 1951
26 October 1951 – 2 December 1951
2 December 1951 – 18 September 1952
8 April 1953 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Transport Seyfi Kurtbek
Yümnü Üresin
9 March 1951 – 10 November 1952
10 November 1952 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Establishments Hakkı Gedik
Sıtkı Yırcalı
9 March 1951 – 14 December 1951
18 September 1952 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Economy and Commerce Muhlis Ata
Enver Güreli
Fethi Çelikbaş
9 March 1951 – 1 November 1952
1 November 1952 – 27 May 1953
28 May 1953 – 17 May 1954
Ministry of Agriculture Nedim Ökmen
Ministry of Labour Nuri Özsan
Samet Ağaoğlu
Hayrettin Erkmen
9 March 1951 – 10 November 1952
10 November 1952 – 8 April 1953
8 April 1953 – 17 May 1954

Aftermath

The government ended with the general elections held on 2 May 1954.

References

  1. ^ Metin Toker: DP nin Altın Yılları, Ankara , 1991, ISBN 975-494-175-0, p. 112
  2. ^ Official page of prime minister Archived 15 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Official page of the parliament
Preceded by
19th government of Turkey
(Adnan Menderes)
20th Government of Turkey
9 March 1951 – 17 May 1954
Succeeded by
21st government of Turkey
(Adnan Menderes)

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