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18th government of Turkey

The 18th government of Turkey (16 January 1949 – 22 May 1950) was a government in the history of Turkey. It is also called the Günaltay government.

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Background

Hasan Saka of the Republican People's Party (CHP), who was the previous prime minister, resigned on 14 September 1949. President İsmet İnönü, upon the suggestion of Hilmi Uran, the secretary general of his party, assigned Şemsettin Günaltay as the new prime minister. Günaltay was a scholar of religion, philosophy and history. A scholar of religion as the prime minister of a party which was known to be the champion of laïcité was quite unexpected.

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".

Aftermath

Günaltay resigned after his party lost the general elections held on 14 May 1950. The next government was founded by Adnan Menderes of the Democrat Party.

References

18th government of Turkey Wikipedia


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