17th government of Turkey

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Hasan Saka

The 17th government of Turkey (10 June 1948 – 16 January 1949) was a short-term government in the history of Turkey. It is also known as the second Saka government.


Hasan Saka of the Republican People's Party (CHP), who was the previous prime minister, resigned on 8 June 1948. However, he was again assigned to form a government. His cabinet was not very different from the previous cabinet. The major addition was Nihat Erim, who was seen as the potential new leader of the party.

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 Hasan Saka
Deputy Prime Minister Faik Ahmet Barutçu
Minister of State Abdülhalik Renda
Ministry of Justice Fuat Sirmen
Ali Rıza Erten
10 June 1948 – 13 January 1949
13 January 1949 – 16 January 1949
Ministry of National Defense and Navy Hüsnü Çakır
Ministry of the Interior Hüsrev Göle
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Necmettin Sadak
Ministry of Finance Şevki Adalan
Ministry of National Education Tahsin Banguoğlu
Ministry of Public Works Nihat Erim
Ministry of Health and Social Security Kemali Bayazıt
Ministry of Customs and Monopolies Emir Erişirgil
Ministry of Economy Cavit Ekin
Ministry of Agriculture Cavit Oral
Ministry of Transport Kasım Gülek
Ministry of Commerce Cemil Sait Barlas
Ministry of Labour Bekir Balta


The Republican People's Party (CHP) was losing ground to the Democratic Party (DP), and CHP was looking for a more charismatic prime minister. After preparing a new election (which would prove to be disadvantageous to CHP in 1950), Saka resigned on 14 January 1949.


Preceded by
16th government of Turkey
(Hasan Saka)
17th Government of Turkey
(10 June 1948 – 16 January 1949
Succeeded by
18th government of Turkey
(Şemsettin Günaltay)