Mevlüt Uysal

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Mevlüt Uysal
31st Mayor of Istanbul
Assumed office
28 September 2017
Preceded byKadir Topbaş
Mayor of Başakşehir
Personal details
Born1966 (age 51–52)
Alanya, Antalya, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party
Alma materIstanbul University Faculty of Law

Mevlüt Uysal (born 1966, Alanya) is a Turkish politician and lawyer who is the current mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality of Turkey.

After completing the primary and middle school in Antalya, he studied law at Istanbul University and graduated in 1988.[1]

Uysal worked as a freelance lawyer and has been engaged in active politics. He co-founded the district organization of Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Küçükçekmece, Istanbul Province. Following the merger of Bahçeşehir and Başakşehir neighborhoods forming the Başakşehir district, he was elected district mayor of Başakşehir in the 2009 local elections on March 29. He was re-elected in the 2014 local elections.[1]

He was nominated as the Mayor of Istanbul from the AKP after Mayor Kadir Topbaş resigned from his post on September 22, 2017. Uysal was elected the new mayor in the third round in the Council of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on September 28, 2017.[1]

Uysal is married and father of four.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi'nin yeni başkanı Mevlüt Uysal". NTV (in Turkish). 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kadir Topbaş
Mayor of İstanbul
28 September 2017 – present
Succeeded by