PERSONAL

Born in Sivas-Zara, Turkey, 1948

Married (1994), one daughter (1997)

Foreign Language: English


HIGHER EDUCATION

1972    Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering, B.Sc, Ankara,Turkey

1974    University of Bradford, Project Planning Center, Economic Development and Infrastructure Projects, Bradford, United Kingdom

1976    Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering, M.Sc, Ankara,Turkey

1982    The Royal Institute of Public Administration, Management in Government, London, United Kingdom


CAREER

1972    Chief Engineer, Turkish State Railways, ResearchPlanning and Coordination Department.

1979    Expert, Transportation and Telecommunications Sectors, State Planning Organization (SPO)

1981    Director, Public Investments Department, SPO

1984    Director General, Coordination Department,SPO

1985    Deputy Permanent Representative of the Turkish Delegation to the European Community, Brussels.

1987    Consultant, State Planning Organizatio

1991    Permanent Undersecretary, State Planning Organization, SPO

1991    Member of the Higher Education Council

1995-1999      Member of Turkish Parliament, Motherland Party (ANAP), Bursa

                            Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee

                            Member of the Turkish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary  Assembly, NATO PA               

                            Member of the Turkish Delegation to the Turkey-European Union Joint Parliamentary Committee 

2007-2011       Member of Turkish Parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP), Istanbul

                            Member of  the Foreign Affairs Committee

                            Member of the Turkish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary  Assembly, NATO PA    

2015-2018      Member of Turkish Parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP), Istanbul

                            Member of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE

2018-2023      Member of Turkish Parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP), Istanbul

                            Member of the Turkish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary  Assembly, NATO PA