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Berat Albayrak

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Prime Minister  Ahmet Davutoglu
Role  Turkish Politician
Alma mater  Istanbul University
Name  Berat Albayrak
Parents  Mustafa Albayrak
Occupation  Politician
Spouse  Esra Erdogan (m. 2004)
Preceded by  Ali Riza Alaboyun
Nationality  Turkish

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Constituency  Istanbul (I) (June 2015, Nov 2015)
Born  January 1, 1978 (age 37) Istanbul, Turkey (1978-01-01)
Political party  Justice and Development Party (AKP) 2013-present
Relations  Recep Tayyip Erdogan (father-in-law) Ahmet Burak Erdogan (brother-in-law) Bilal Erdogan (brother-in-law)
Party  Justice and Development Party
Similar People  Serhat Albayrak, Sadik Albayrak, Sumeyye Erdogan, Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, Ahmet Calik

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Berat Albayrak (born 1 January 1978) is a Turkish businessman and politician. He is the former CEO of Çalık Holding; an MP since June 2015, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources since November 2015. He is the son-in-law of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.


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Early life

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Berat Albayrak was born on 1 January 1978, the son of Sadık Albayrak, a journalist and politician. He was educated at İstanbul University's School of Business Administration.

Çalık Holding

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He joined Çalık Holding in 1999, and was appointed financial director of their US office in 2002 while he studied for an MBA at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in New York City. In 2004, Albayrak was appointed as the US country manager of Çalık.

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Upon his return to Turkey in 2006, Albayrak first served as assistant general manager of financial affairs in Çalık, and was appointed as CEO of Çalık Holding in 2007.

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Albayrak was CEO of Çalık until late 2013.

Domestic politics

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Albayrak became a member of the Parliament with the ruling AKP Party after the elections of 7 June 2015. On 24 November, he was appointed Minister for Energy and Natural Resources in the 64th Government of Turkey under the premiership of Ahmet Davutoğlu.

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Albayrak also headed some important energy projects for Çalık.

International politics

Albayrak's alleged role in the sale of oil by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has led to calls for his prosecution in the United States.

In December 2016, Wikileaks released 57,934 Albayrak personal emails, from 2000 to 2016, allegedly obtained by RedHack that link Albayrak with ISIL by "proving his connection to ISIS operation smuggling oil into Turkey". The Independent reported that the emails show that "Albayrak had intimate knowledge of staffing and salary issues at Powertrans, a company which was controversially given a monopoly on the road and rail transportation of oil into the country from Iraqi Kurdistan", adding that "Turkish media reported in 2014 and 2015 that Powertrans has been accused of mixing in oil produced by Isis in neighbouring Syria and adding it to local shipments which eventually reached Turkey". Albayrak had previously denied that he had any connection to Powertrans.

Personal life

Albayrak married Esra Albayrak (née Erdoğan) in July 2004. They have three children; Ahmet Akif (b. 2006), Emine Mahinur (b. 2009) and Sadık (b. 2015).


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