5th government of Turkey

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İsmet İnönü

The 5th government of Turkey (1 November 1927 – 27 September 1930) was a government in the history of Turkey. It is also called the fourth İnönü government

Background[edit]

The government was formed after Kemal Atatürk was elected as the president of Turkey for the second time. The prime minister was İsmet İnönü of the Republican People's Party (CHP), who was also the prime minister of the previous 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 İsmet İnönü
Ministry of Justice Mahmut Esat Bozkurt
Ministry of National Defense and Navy Abdülhalik Renda
Ministry of the Interior Şükrü Kaya
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tevfik Rüştü Aras
Ministry of Finance Şükrü Saracoğlu
Ministry of National Education Mustafa Necati Uğural
Vasıf Çınar
Hüsnü Taray
1 November 1927 – 1 January 1929
2 March 1929 – 13 April 1929
13 April 1929 – 22 September 1930
Ministry of Public Works Behiç Erkin
Recep Peker
1 November 1927 – 15 October 1928
15 October 1928 – 27 September 1930
Ministry of Health and Social Security Refik Saydam
Ministry of Economy Rahmi Köken
Şakir Kesebir
21 January 1928 – 29 May 1929
29 May 1929 – 27 September 1930
Ministry of Commerce
Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Village Affairs
Rahmi Köken 1 November 1927 – 21 January 1928

In 1927–1930, surnames were not yet in use in Turkey, which would remain true until the Surname Law. The surnames given in the list are the surnames the members of the cabinet assumed later.

Aftermath[edit]

On 12 August, President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk asked Fethi Okyar, a former prime minister (3rd government of Turkey), to form an opposition party, the Liberal Republican Party, in order to try to jump-start multi-party democracy in Turkey for the second time. Due to the Great Depression, the government was losing support to the new party, and İnönü tried to regain strength by forming a new government.

References[edit]

Preceded by
4th government of Turkey
(İsmet İnönü)
5th Government of Turkey
1 November 1927 – 27 September 1930
Succeeded by
6th government of Turkey
(İsmet İnönü)