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,                                                                                                                                               Advanced Management in Government, London, United Kingdom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CAREER

1972    Chief Engineer, Turkish State Railways, Research Planning 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 Organization 

1991     Permanent Undersecretary, State Planning Organization, SPO  
1991     Member of the Higher Education Council

1995-1999  Member of the Turkish Parliament, Motherland Party (ANAP), Bursa                                                                                                                                                Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee                                                                                                                                                                      Member of the NATO Parliamentarians Assembly, Turkish Group                                                                                                                          Member of the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee  

2007-2011  Member of the Turkish Parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP), Istanbul                                                                                                                                          Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee                                                                                                                                                                                 Member of the NATO Parliamentarians Assembly, Turkish Group

2015-2019 Member of the Turkish Parliament, Republican People's Party (CHP), Istanbul                                                                                                                                       Member of the Turkish Delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, PACE