Mevlüt Uysal was born in Alanya, Antalya in 1966. He completed his elementary and middle school education in his hometown of Alanya. He graduated from Istanbul University School of Law in 1988.

Since university years, Mevlut Uysal was closely interested in society and country matters and actively participated in political and social works. After completing university, he commenced his career as a Legal Practitionar while also being engaged in active politics. After the establishment of the AK Party (The Justice and Development Party) in 2001, Mr. Uysal became the founding president of Küçükçekmece District Organization.

During this period he moved up from District Representative to County/City Commissioner of AK Party and gained significant political experience. He has been involved in forming and being part of managing a number of NGO’s related to his profession as well as related to other Social topics.

In 2009, when Basaksehir and Bahcesehir merged and became a town, Mr. Uysal was elected as the mayor of the new town by winning 103,111 votes out of 127,482 votes in the March 2009 election. He successfully undertook some massive projects, and became the Justice and Development Party (JDP) candidate in the next election. There too, he won the election by getting 92,559 votes out of 190,906 votes, and continued to serve as mayor for the second term.

Since being in office he has initiated and completed a significant number of public projects for its citizens. Mevlüt Uysal has lead the foundation of Başakşehir Living-Lab and has been a great supporter since 2012.

Mevlüt Uysal was elected as the new mayor Istanbul at the extraordinary meeting of the Municipal Council of Istanbul held on September 28th, 2017. Mayor Mr. Uysal is married and with four children.

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