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Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located at the juncture of Southeast Europe and West Asia.


Our standard dataset contains 6,990 entities connected with Türkiye. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 2 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in Türkiye. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Türkiye Grand National AssemblyTürkiye Büyük Millet Meclisiupdated daily595
Türkiye Ministry Of Interior Terrorist Wanted ListTürkiye Ministry of Interiorupdated daily2,463

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 3,346 entities identified as PEPs connected with Türkiye.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey-142
President of Turkey-21
Prime Minister of Turkey-3-
Vice President1--
Vice President of Turkey-11
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Interior Minister of Turkey-9-
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry13-
Minister of Culture & Tourism14-
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources15-
Minister of Environment, Urbanization, & Climate Change13-
Minister of European Union Affairs-5-
Minister of Family & Social Services11-
Minister of Family and Social Policies-5-
Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services-1-
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey-51
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Health of Turkey-4-
Minister of Industry and Technology11-
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Justice171
Minister of Labour and Social Security131
Minister of National Defence151
Minister of National Education171
Minister of Science, Industry and Technology-2-
Minister of State for Women and Family-3-
Minister of Trade12-
Minister of Transport & Infrastructure18-
Minister of Treasury and Finance15-
Minister of Youth and Sports13-
Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate--1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Grand National Assembly5941,518105
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey-72
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Austria to Turkey-1-
ambassador of France to Turkey-52
ambassador of Hungary to Turkey-11
ambassador of the United Kingdom to Turkey-5-
ambassador of Turkey--1
ambassador of Turkey to Hungary-51
ambassador of Turkey to Lebanon--11
ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria-1-
ambassador of Turkey to Slovakia-31
ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom-13
ambassador to Turkey--1
Ghana's ambassador to Turkey--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey-7621,067
Speaker of the Grand National Assembly-9-
Chief of the Turkish General Staff-8-
First Lady of Turkey-21
President of Religious Affairs-21
Chief Negotiator for Turkish Accession to the European Union-1-
Commander of the Turkish Land Forces-1-
Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey-1-
Grand National Assembly of Turkey--1
Minister of Development-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...