Abdullah Gul Keynote Speaker

  • Earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Istanbul University in 1983.
  • Served as the 11th President of Turkey from 2007-14.
  • 24th Prime Minister of Turkey from 2002-2003.

Abdullah Gul's Biography

Abdullah Gül, a distinguished statesman, economist, and former President of Turkey is renowned for his significant contributions to Turkish politics and international diplomacy. Serving as the 11th President of Turkey from 2007-14, Abdullah played a pivotal role in shaping Turkey’s modern political landscape. He is a writer and speaker sharing insights about economic and political issues on a global spectrum.

He holds a degree in Economics from Istanbul University and later earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the same institution in 1983. This academic foundation provided him with a profound understanding of economic principles and policy-making.

Gül’s political career began in the 1990s, when he became a member of the Welfare Party and later the Virtue Party. His rise in Turkish politics was characterized by his dedication to economic reform and political modernization. In 2001, he co-founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) alongside Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, marking a significant turning point in Turkish political history.

In 2002, Abdullah was appointed as Turkey’s Prime Minister for a brief period before becoming Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, positions he held until 2007. During his tenure as Foreign Minister, he was instrumental in advancing Turkey’s European Union accession process and enhancing its international relations. Gül’s diplomatic skills and commitment to reform earned him recognition and respect both domestically and internationally.

He was elected as the President of Turkey in 2007, a role in which he served until 2014. As President, Gül championed democratic reforms, human rights, and economic development. His presidency was marked by efforts to bridge political divides and promote national unity. He played a key role in navigating Turkey through a period of significant political and economic change, advocating for a balanced approach to governance.

Beyond his political career, Abdullah is a prolific author and speaker. He has written extensively on economic and political issues, sharing his insights on global affairs and Turkey’s role in the world. His speeches and writings reflect his deep understanding of international relations and his vision for a more cooperative and peaceful global community.

Abdullah Gül is a former President of Turkey and respected statesman, celebrated for his contributions to Turkish politics and international diplomacy. He has influenced global affairs through his economic expertise and commitment to democratic values.

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Abdullah Gul's Speaking Topics

  • Democratic Reforms and Governance

Explore how Abdullah played a pivotal role in shaping Turkey's modern political landscape during his presidential term. Discover his contributions in navigating Turkey through a period of significant political and economic change while advocating for a balanced approach to governance.

  • International Relations and Diplomacy

Discover Abdullah's insights on global affairs and Turkey's role in the world. Understand how his work reflects his deep understanding of international relations and how that aligns with his vision for a more cooperative and peaceful global community.

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Videos of Abdullah Gul

A Conversation with Abdullah Gul
A Conversation with Abdullah Gul
Turkish President Abdullah Gül |
Turkish President Abdullah Gül |"The age of people's empowerment"
EuroNews - EN - Interview | Abdullah Gul
EuroNews - EN - Interview | Abdullah Gul

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