Mesut Yilmaz (Yilmaz Mesut)( Prime Minister of Turkey.)
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Biography Mesut Yilmaz (Yilmaz Mesut)
Born in 1947 in Istanbul. He graduated from Ankara University in 1971, continued his studies at Cologne University in Germany. He has held several leadership positions in industrial companies. One of the first joined the Motherland Party, founded in 1983, was deputy chairman of the party of Turgut Ozal. Also in 1983, was elected to Parliament, and in 1987 was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1991, became prime minister after replacing Yyldyrima Akbulut on as leader of Motherland Party. Resigned after unsuccessful for the party elections in late 1991. Once again became prime minister in March 1996, heading a coalition government (with the True Path Party led by Tansu Ciller), but he resigned a few months later, apparently as a result of friction within the coalition. In June 1996, the True Path Party and the Welfare Party (an Islamic fundamentalist party) formed a coalition government, . and became Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, . leader of the Welfare Party, . which, . however, . in June 1997, . Pressure military, . resigned,
. A month later, Motherland Party entered a coalition with two other secular parties, and Yilmaz formed a coalition government.
Yilmaz made as a supporter of market economy and pro-Western politician. Cooperate with investigations, allegations of corruption charges against Ciller. In November 1998 he resigned after his government received a vote of no confidence in parliament, itself accused of corruption and ties to organized crime.