MINISTER FOR EU AFFAIRS AND CHIEF NEGOTIATOR
He graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the Department of Public Administration and got his master’s degree from the same university, in the Department of Political Science.
He is a political scientist and strategist.
Mr. Çelik has been elected as the Deputy of Adana in 22nd, 23rd and 24th legislative periods. During these periods, he has assumed the roles respectively as the member of NATO Assembly of Parliamentarians Turkish Group, Turkish Grand National Assembly Commission of Foreign Relations and Commission of Environment.
As well as his membership to AK Party Central Decision Making and Administrative Committee (CDAC), Çelik was AK Party’s Vice Chairman in charge of Foreign Affairs between the years March 2010 and January 2013.
Mr. Çelik was also the Chairman of Turkey-USA Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group. Ömer Çelik has been executing the position of Prime Minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Political Advisor since 2002.
On January 25, 2013 he was appointed as the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the 61st Government of the Republic of Turkey.
Since 13 September 2016, he has been the Vice Chairman of the AK Party responsible for Promotion and Media as well as the Party Spokensperson.
He's been appointed as the Minister for EU Affairs of the 65th Government of the Republic of Turkey.
He speaks English fluently and is single.