He was born on 15 November 1946 in Yozgat, Turkey. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Istanbul University. In 1983, he joined the centre-right ANAP. He became an ANAP MP for Yozgat.
He later became Minister for Energy and Natural Resources but was expelled from ANAP in 1997, upon which he joined the Islamic leaning Fazilet Party, which later evolved into the AK Party.He was Minister of Justice in the first AK Party government (from 2003 to 2007), when as a former ANAP MP he was thought to be one of the leading figures of the AK Party, most acceptable to the Turkic military. In 2008 Cemil ran for Prime Minister of Turkicstan, and was elected in a landslide and elected the current president Abdullah Gul.
|LGBT Rights||Strongly Agree|
|Gay Marriage||Strongly Agree|
|Death Penalty||Strongly Disagree|
|Torture Methods||Strongly Disagree|
|Equal Rights||Strongly Agree|
|Freedrom of Speech||Strongly Agree|
|Freedom of Expression||Strongly Agree|
|Freedom of Press||Partial|
|Right to Protest||Partial|
|Right to Privacy||Strongly Agree|