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TURKEY-NEW GVT (17) -Nihat Ergun appointed as Science, Industry & Technology Minister.

ANKARA, Jul 6, 2011 (TUR) -- Nihat Ergun has been appointed as the Science, Industry & Technology Minister of the 61st government of Turkey.

Born in 1962 in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, Ergun completed high school in Izmit town of Kocaeli. He graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1984.

After university education, Ergun worked in the fields of free trade, accounting, consultancy and management advisory services.

In 1994 Ergun was elected the mayor of Derince district in Kocaeli. On November 3, 2002 he was elected a deputy from Kocaeli for the Justice and Development (AK) Party. He was re-elected to that post during elections held on July 22, 2007.

On May 1, 2009 Ergun became the Minister of Industry & Trade.

Ergun is married with 4 children. He speaks English.

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