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Şükrü Kaya

Şükrü Kaya
Minister of Interior
In office
October 25, 1937 – November 11, 1938
Prime Minister Celal Bayar
Succeeded by Refik Saydam
Minister of Interior
In office
November 1, 1927 – October 25, 1937
Prime Minister İsmet İnönü
Preceded by Mehmet Cemil Uybadın
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
November 21, 1924 – March 3, 1925
Prime Minister Ali Fethi Okyar
Preceded by İsmet İnönü
Succeeded by Tevfik Rüştü Aras
Minister of Agriculture
In office
August 31, 1924 – October 21, 1924
Prime Minister Ismet Inönü
Preceded by Zekai Apaydın
Succeeded by Hasan Fehmi (Ataç)
Mayor and Governor of Izmir
In office
Personal details
Born 1883
Istanköy, Ottoman Empire
Died January 10, 1959(1959-01-10)
Istanbul, Turkey
Alma mater Galatasaray High School, University of Paris
Profession Jurist

Şükrü Kaya (1883 - January 10, 1959) was an civil servant and Turkish politician, who served as government minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of Foreign affairs in several governments.

Born in İstanköy (Kos), Ottoman Empire, he finished Galatasaray High School before he graduated from Law School in 1908. He did his graduate work in Paris, France. He worked as inspector of treasury for the Empire. He was assigned to Iraq but he resigned and moved to Izmir. He worked as a teacher in Buca Sultanisi (high school). After the Armistice of Mudros, he worked for the Turkish national movement. Following the occupation of Istanbul by The Entente powers, he was arrested by the British administration and was exiled to Malta. He escaped to the continent from Malta and subsequently went to Anatolia and joined the Turkish War of Independence.

Şükrü Kaya served as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Interior Minister in several cabinets between 1924 and 1938.

He died on January 10, 1959 in Istanbul.


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Political offices
Preceded by
İsmet İnönü
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
November 21, 1924–March 4, 1925
Succeeded by
Tevfik Rüştü Aras
Preceded by
Mehmet Cemil Uybadın
Minister of Interior of Turkey
November 1, 1927–November 11, 1938
Succeeded by
Refik Saydam
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