Kemal Unakıtan was born on February 14, 1946, in Edirne and died on October 12, 2016.
He was the Minister of Finance of Turkey from November 2002 to May 2009 and a Member of Parliament for Istanbul of the Justice and Development Party.
Prior to that, he was a board member of the Family Finance Group.
During his career as minister of the finance Unakitan presided over a number of situations primarily the Treasury’s need to raise funds at a time when Turkey had a large national debt and was failing to collect taxes to cover it.
Kemal Unakıtan passed away at 70 years old.