Dogu Perincek: Short bio of presidential candidate in Turkey elections
Doğu Perinçek was born on June 17, 1942 in Gaziantep.
He completed his elementary and high school education in Ankara. During his university years he worked in Germany for 10 months in 1962 and learned German. In 1964, he graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Law and attended public law classes as an assistant lecturer at the same university. He completed his doctorate in 1968 and became doctor of law.
He became the head of the left-wing Revolutionary Youth Federation of Turkey (Dev- Genç) in 1968. He was the director of both Political Sciences Foundation Turkey and Turkish Law Institution for four years. On Jan. 28, 1978 he became the chairman of the Revolutionary Workers’ and Peasants’ Party.
In 1991, Perinçek was elected as the chairman of Socialist Party at their congressional election and in the following year he became the leader of the Workers’ Party. From February 2015 onward he has been the chairman of the Patriotic Party.
Doğu Perinçek is married and has four children.