Chairman of Foreign Affairs of the AK Party,
Cevdet Yılmaz is currently a Member of Parliament representing Bingöl and a former Minister of Development. Dr Yılmaz graduated from Middle East Technical University and completed his Masters of International Relations at the University of Denver, USA. He completed his Ph.D. at Bilkent University in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and began his duty as a development planning expert in the under-secretariat of the Prime Ministry State Planning Organization. Dr Yılmaz, who was a member of MKYK in the 2nd Extraordinary Congress held on May 22, 2016, was then appoint- ed as the Chairman of Publicity and Media for the AK Party. He was again elected to the MKYK in the 3rd Extraordinary Congress held on 21 May 2017.