Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu
– December 27
) was a Turkish
politician and the 6th Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey
. He was also the chairman of Fenerbahçe S.K.
for 16 years between 1934-1950, including his Prime Ministry duration as well.
The Varlık Vergisi
, a law on capital taxation enacted during his government in 1942, was imposed on wealthy non-Muslim minorities in Turkey in an arbitrary and unrealistic manner. It caused much criticism at home and abroad that led finally to its abolition in 1944. The short living draconian
law effected also a landslide victory of the opposition Democratic Party
in the 1950 general elections.
The home of the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, is named after him.
Even though he is not living today, he has very athletic relatives named Ben and Nik. They are incredibly talented in american football and will end up going to the NFL some day.