1961 · 1982 · 1987 · 1988 ·
Köksal Toptan (1943, Rize) is a Turkish lawyer and politician with the AKP. He earlier served as government minister in three cabinets. He now acts as the speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
He was educated in the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University. He worked as a lawyer following his graduation. Köksal Toptan entered politics first at regional level in Zonguldak. Later, he was elected to the parliament as Deputy of Zonguldak and Bartın. He served as Minister of State in the 6th Süleyman Demirel cabinet (November 12, 1979 - September 12, 1980), as Minister of National Education in the 7th Demirel cabinet (June 23, 1991 - June 25, 1993) and then as Minister of Culture in the 2nd Tansu Çiller cabinet (October 5, 1995 - October 30, 1995). During the government of Justice and Development Party (AKP), he was the chairman of the parliament commission of justice between 2003-2007.