15th government of Turkey

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Recep Peker

The 15th government of Turkey (7 August 1946 – 10 September 1947) was a government in the history of Turkey, it is also called the Peker government.

Background[edit]

Although Republican People's Party (CHP) won the elections held on 21 July, prime minister Şükrü Saracoğlu of CHP announced that he would not continue for another term of premiership due to health problems. Recep Peker, who was the Minister of Interior in Saracoğlu government, was assigned to form the government.

The government[edit]

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

Title[1][2] Name Notes
Prime Minister Recep Peker
Deputy Prime Minister Mümtaz Ökmen 19 September 1946 – 10 September 1947
Minister of State Abdülhalik Renda
Ministry of Justice Mümtaz Ökmen
Şinasi Devrin
7 August 1946 – 19 September 1946
19 September 1946 – 10 September 1947
Ministry of National Defense and Navy Cemil Cahit Toydemir
Münir Birsel
7 August 1946 – 5 September 1947
5 September 1947 – 10 September 1947
Ministry of the Interior Şükrü Sökmensüer
Hüsrev Göle
7 August 1946 – 5 September 1947
5 September 1947 – 10 September 1947
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hasan Saka
Ministry of Finance Nazmi Keşmir
Ministry of National Education Şemsettin Sirer
Ministry of Public Works Kerim İncedayı
Ministry of Health and Social Security Behçet Uz
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Tahsin Coşkan
Ministry of Economy Bekir Balta
Cavit Ekin
7 August 1946 – 5 September 1947
5 September 1947 – 10 September 1947
Ministry of Agriculture Faik Kurdoğlu
Şevket Adalan
7 August 1946 – 5 September 1947
5 September 1947 – 10 September 1947
Ministry of Transport Şükrü Koçak
Ministry of Commerce Atıf İnan
Ministry of Labour Sadi Irmak
Bekir Balta
7 August 1946 – 5 September 1947
5 September 1947 – 10 September 1947

Aftermath[edit]

Following a harsh discussions in the parliament between Recep Peker and Adnan Menderes of the Democrat Party, Recep Peker resigned.

References[edit]

Preceded by
14th government of Turkey
(Şükrü Saracoğlu)
15th Government of Turkey
7 August 1946 – 10 September 1947
Succeeded by
16th government of Turkey
(Hasan Saka)