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Taner Yildiz was the Energy and Natural Resources Minister in the Turkish government from 2009 to 2015. Yildiz is a member of the Justice and Development Party.
A biographical note states that he graduated from the Istanbul Technical University as an electrical engineer and worked with the Kayseri Electricity Generation Company. He was elected to Parliament in 2002. Taner Yıldız served as an energy adviser to the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On 1 May 2009, after a cabinet reshuffle he was appointed as Energy and Natural Resources Minister. He was succeeded in November 2015 by Berat Albayrak
Articles and resources
- "Members of the 23 Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Taner Yıldız" (translation)", Grand National Assembly of Turkey, January 8, 2010.