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TURKEY-NEW GVT (16) -Idris Naim Sahin appointed as new Interior Minister.

ANKARA, Jul 6, 2011 (TUR) -- Idris Naim Sahin, a lawmaker from northern Ordu province, has been appointed as the Interior Minister in the 61st government of Turkey.

Sahin was born in Ordu in 1956. He is a co-founder, a board member and Secretary-General of the Justice and Development (AK) Party.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University. He holds a master's degree on public administration.

For several years, Sahin worked as district governor in several provinces across Turkey. He was a deputy secretary-general and adviser to Mayor at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

In 2002 and 2007 elections, he was elected a member of the Turkish Parliament. He speaks English and is married with six children.

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