Mustafa Kalemli

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Mustafa Kalemli
19th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly
In office
January 25, 1996 September 30, 1997
President Süleyman Demirel
Preceded by İsmet Sezgin
Succeeded by Hikmet Çetin
Minister of Forest
In office
August 26, 1991 November 20, 1991
Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz
Preceded by İlker Tuncay
Succeeded by Vefa Tanır
Minister of the Interior
In office
December 22, 1987 March 30, 1989
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Abdülkadir Aksu
Succeeded by Sabahattin Çakmakoğlu
Minister of the Interior
In office
June 23, 1991 August 26, 1991
Prime Minister Mesut Yılmaz
Preceded by Ahmet Selçuk
Succeeded by Abdülkadir Aksu
Minister of Health and Social Aid
In office
October 17, 1986 December 21, 1987
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Mehmet Aydın
Succeeded by Bülent Akarcalı
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
December 14, 1983 October 17, 1986
Prime Minister Turgut Özal
Preceded by Turhan Esener
Succeeded by Mükerrem Taşçıoğlu
Personal details
Born (1943-03-26) March 26, 1943 (age 75)
Tavşanlı, Kütahya Province, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Political party Motherland Party (ANAP)
Alma mater Ankara University
Occupation Politician
Profession Physician

Mustafa Kalemli (born March 26, 1943) is a Turkish physician and politician, who served as government minister and Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Turkey Republic in Western Asia

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Early life and career

Mustafa Kalemli was born in Tavşanlı, Kütahya Province, Turkey.

Tavşanlı Place in Kütahya, Turkey

Tavşanlı is a town and district of Kütahya Province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Kütahya Province Province of Turkey in Aegean

Kütahya Province is a province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is 11,875 km2 in size, and the population is 571,554 (2014). In 1990, Kütahya had a population of 578,000.

Mustafa Kalemli went to the primary and secondary school in Tavşanlı, and finished the high school in Eskişehir. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at Ankara University in 1967, he was admitted as an assistant in the same university's Institute of Urology. In 1972, Kalemli became a specialist physician in urology. Between 1976–1978, he served in various positions at the Ministry of Health. In 1978, he conducted research work in the field of andrology and renal transplant at the Eppendorf Hospital of Hamburg University in then West Germany. [1]

Eskişehir Metropolitan municipality in Central Anatolia, Turkey

Eskişehir, is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. In the Byzantine era its name was Dorylaeum. The urban population of the city is 717,135 with a metropolitan population of 826,135. The city is located on the banks of the Porsuk River, 792 m above sea level, where it overlooks the fertile Phrygian Valley. In the nearby hills one can find hot springs. The city is 233 km (145 mi) to the west of Ankara, 330 km (205 mi) to the southeast of Istanbul and 78 km (48 mi) to the northeast of Kütahya. Known as a university town, both Eskişehir Osmangazi University and Anadolu University are based in Eskişehir. The province covers an area of 2,678 km2 (1,034 sq mi).

Ankara University Public university in Ankara, Turkey

Ankara University is a public university in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It was the first higher education institution founded in Turkey after the formation of the republic.

Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. It is the counterpart to gynaecology, which deals with medical issues which are specific to female health, especially reproductive and urologic health.

Mustafa Kalemli helped co-found the Akdeniz University in Antalya, and headed the Institut of Urology there after he became an associate professor at Ankara University in 1978. [1]

Akdeniz University university

Akdeniz University is a campus university in Antalya Province of Turkey. It is the leading higher education and scientific research center of the West Mediterranean region of Turkey.

Antalya Metropolitan municipality in Mediterranean, Turkey

Antalya is the eighth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province. Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area.

Co-founding the Tavşanlı Social Security Hospital, he served as its chief physician. In 1983, Kalemli headed the urology clinic at the Buca Hospital. [1]

Buca District in Aegean, Turkey

Buca is a district of İzmir Province of Turkey. It is one of the main districts of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality.


Entered politics, he joined the newly established Motherland Party (ANAP). Kalemli was elected into the parliament as a deputy of Kütahya after the 1983 general elections held on November 6. He served between December 14, 1983 – October 17, 1986 as Minister of Labor and Social Security and between October 17, 1986 – December 21, 1987 as Minister of Health and Social Aid in the cabinet of Turgut Özal. [1]

Motherland Party (Turkey) political party

The Motherland Party, is a political party in Turkey. It was founded in 1983 by Turgut Özal. It merged with the Democratic Party in October 2009, but in September 2011, the party was re-established. Its president is İbrahim Çelebi.

Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Turkey)

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is a former government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for labour and social security affairs in Turkey. The ministry was merged with the Ministry of Family and Social Policy in July 2018 to form the Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family. The current Minister is Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk.

He was re-elected in the 1987 general elections held on October 29 for the second time as a deputy of Kütahya. He was appointed Minister of the Interior serving between December 22, 1987 – March 30, 1989. [1]

In the cabinet of Mesut Yılmaz, he served a second time as the Minister of the Interior from June 24, 1991 until August 26, 1991, when he was appointed to the newly established Ministry of Forest. He served at this post until November 20, 1991. [1]

Mustafa Kalemli was re-elected in the 1995 general elections held on December 24. On January 25, 1996, the parliament elected him speaker, a position he held until September 30, 1997. [1]

Family life

Mustafa Kalemli is married and has two children.


A hospital in Tavşanlı is named after him. [2]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mustafa Kalemli (2002). Kalemli'nin kaleminden. Doğan Kitapçılık. p. 275.
  2. "Tavşanlı Doç. Dr. Mustafa Kalemli Devlet Hastanesi" (in Turkish). Hastane. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
Political offices
Preceded by
Turhan Esener
Minister of Labor and Social Security
December 14, 1983–October 17, 1986
Succeeded by
Mükerrem Taşçıoğlu
Preceded by
Mehmet Aydın
Minister of Health and Social Aid
October 17, 1986–December 21, 1987
Succeeded by
Bülent Akarcalı
Preceded by
Abdülkadir Aksu
Ahmet Selçuk
Minister of the Interior
December 22, 1987–March 30, 1989
June 23, 1991–August 26, 1991
Succeeded by
Sabahattin Çakmakoğlu
Abdülkadir Aksu
Preceded by
İlker Tuncay
Minister of Forest
August 26, 1991–November 20, 1991
Succeeded by
Vefa Tanır
Preceded by
İsmet Sezgin
Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey
January 25, 1996–September 30, 1997
Succeeded by
Hikmet Çetin