|Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu|
Role Turkish Politician
Alma mater Istanbul University
Name Berat Albayrak
Parents Mustafa Albayrak
Spouse Esra Erdogan (m. 2004)
Preceded by Ali Riza Alaboyun
|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
One on one interview with energy minister berat albayrak about the failed coup attempt in turkey
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.
- One on one interview with energy minister berat albayrak about the failed coup attempt in turkey
- Berat albayrak turkish energy minister
- Early life
- alk Holding
- Domestic politics
- International politics
- Personal life
Berat albayrak turkish energy minister
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.
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.
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.
Albayrak was CEO of Çalık until late 2013.
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.
Albayrak also headed some important energy projects for Çalık.
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.
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).