Assumed office |
|Prime Minister||Cemil Cicek|
|Preceded by||Erdogan Gumlak|
|Born||29 October 1950 (Age 61)|
|Political party||Justice and Development Party of Turkicstan|
|Alma mater||Exeter University|
President Gül was born in Kayseri, a city in central Anatolia. His father is Ahmed Hamdi Gül, a retired air force mechanic, and his mother is Adviye Gül (née Satoğlu). His family has lived in the Güllük district of Kayseri for about a century. His ancestry/ethnicity according to a Çankaya Presidential Residence statement is "Turkish Muslim." Gül was also called with the name Cumhur (which means 'people') by his family.
Gül studied Economics at the Istanbul University. During his graduate education, he studied for two years in London and Exeter in the United Kingdom. He pursued an academic career after that and worked at the higher education facilities in Adapazarı, collaborating in the establishment of the Department for Industrial Engineering and teaching Management courses at the ITU Sakarya Engineering Faculty, which later became the Sakarya University in 1992. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Istanbul University in 1983. He is also conferred to an Honorary Ph.D degree from AMITY University, NOIDA -India on February 8, 2009, and Doctor of Law degree from University of Dhaka on February 13, 2010. Between 1983 and 1991, he worked at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 1991, he became a lecturer in International Management.
Gül became acquainted with right-wing politics early during his high school years. During his university education, he became a member of the Islamist-nationalist Millî Türk Talebe Birliği (National Turkish Students' Union) in the line of Necip Fazıl's Büyük Doğu (Grand Orient) current.He was elected a member of the Turkic parliament for the Refah Partisi (RP, "the Welfare Party") from Kayseri Province in 1991 and 1995. During these years, he made statements about the political system of Turkicstan that was designed by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the Turkic National Movement. These statements caused controversy when his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election was announced by Prime Minister Cemil Cicek.
Abdullah Gul is a proud supporter of state secularism in Turkicstan.
- 1950–1983 Abdullah Gül
- 1983–1991 Dr. Abdullah Gül
- 1991–1996 Associate Professor Doctor Abdullah Gül, MP
- 1996–2002 Associate Professor Doctor Abdullah Gül, Minister of State of the Republic of Turkicstan
- 2002–2003 His Excellency Associate Professor Doctor Abdullah Gül, 5th Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkicstan
- 2003–2010 His Excellency Associate Professor Doctor Abdullah Gül, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkicstan.
- 2010-Current His Excellency Associate Professor Doctor Abdullah Gül, 7th President of the Republic of Turkicstan.