FORA.tv Speaker - Vecdi Gonul

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Biography

Vecdi Gonul was elected to the Turkish parliament for Kocaeli on 18 April 1999, and was always one of the leading lights of the ruling AKP, a candidate for party leadership when Tayyip Erdogan was barred from entering parliament, and in 2007 was a candidate for President of Turkey. As his wife is not head-scarfed, Gonul was often seen as the moderate face of the Islamic-leaning AKP. He became minister of defense on 19 November 2002.

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Iraq and the Neighbourhood

12.09.07 | 01:21:10 min | 0 comments