Meral Akşener

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18, 1956
Izmit, Turkey
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18, 1956 (age 65)
Izmit, Turkey


Turkish politician who is known for having served as the Minister of the Interior under Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan. She is also known for having served as Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly and Leader of the Iyi Party. 

Before Fame

She studied History at Istanbul University and earned her PhD in history from Marmara University. She started her career as a lecturer at Universities before she left in 1994 to enter politics and run as Deputy of Istanbul Province with the True Path Party. 


She was a Presidential candidate during the 2018 election after having formed her own political party. 

Family Life

She was born and raised in Izmit, Turkey and in 1980, she married Tuncer Aksener. Together they have one child. 

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She split with MHP leadership in 2016 after Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his bid to transform Turkey's constitution.