|21st Governor of İstanbul|
|Assumed office |
September 25, 2014
|President||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|Preceded by||Hüseyin Avni Mutlu|
|37th Governor of Malatya|
August 31, 2012 – September 24, 2014
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
|Preceded by||Ulvi Saran|
|Succeeded by||Süleyman Kamçı|
|6th Governor of Düzce|
June 7, 2010 – August 17, 2012
|Preceded by||Bülent Kılınç|
|Succeeded by||Adnan Yılmaz|
|Born||1964 (age 53–54)|
|Alma mater||Istanbul University|
Vasip Şahin is married, and is father of three.
He began his civil servant career as a district governor candidate in Erzincan in June 1986. He was sent to the United Kingdom for further studies for one year in 1987. Upon returning home, he served as district governor in Küre, Kastamonu, Pütürge, Malatya, Mudurnu, Bolu, Kızılcahamam, Ankara, and then as deputy province governor in Muş and Düzce.
In 2003, Şahin was appointed legal advisor at the Ministry of the Interior and department head at the General Directoriate of Civil Defence. He served as deputy general manager and later as general manager of the Provincial Administration between 2005 and 2010.
Vasip Şahin became province governor in Düzce in 2010 serving until 2012. His next post was governor of Malatya. On September 15, 2014, he was appointed governor of Istanbul Province. He took of on September 25.
In his competence as the highest-ranked official, Vasip Şahin ordered the closure of all the schools in Istanbul Province for February 18, 2015 due to heavy snow fall notifying this message on his Twitter page. He repeated this order for the next day as the harsh weather conditions continued. He became suddenly a beloved person of the pupils and students in the city, receiving thankful retweets.
- "İstanbul Valisi Vasip Şahin'in Özgeçmişi" (in Turkish). İstanbul Valiliği. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- "Vali Vasip Şahin Açıkladı: İstanbul'da Okullar Tatil!". Habertürk (in Turkish). 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
- "Vasip Şahin twitter'da fenomen oldu". Sabah (in Turkish). 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
Hüseyin Avni Mutlu
| Governor of Istanbul
25 September 2014 – present