Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey 2011-2013

Minister of State 2009-2011

Member of the Parliament representing Istanbul 2002-2015

Egemen Bağış was born in Bingöl, Turkey in 1970. His family originates from the neighboring province of Siirt, where he started his elementary school education. He continued his primary and secondary school education in Ankara and graduated from Newtown High School in New York, USA. He went on to study at the Bernard M. Baruch College of City University of New York, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management (1993) and a Master of Public Administration degree (1996).