Huseyin Mutlu Akpinar, Mayor of Karsiyaka

"Politics is not about other people, but about revealing the differences and convincing the society about taking advantage of them."

He was born on April 3rd, 1969 in Eregli. He has completed his primary and middle education in Eregli and the high school in Mersin. He was graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the Anadolu University. He has served in the private sector at consulting and managerial positions. He is married and has two children. He speaks English and he is studying at the Izmir Katip Celebi University for a Master Degree in Tax Law and Tax Law Applications. Akpinar is a music enthusiast inspired by the whole family and he has played professional football over a period of time.

He is active and supports the efforts of several non-governmental organization. He is a member of following organizations:

Izmir Association of Industrialists and Businessmen (IZSIAD)

Advisory Board of Izmir Civil Society Organizations Platform (ISTOP),

Karsiyaka Sports Club,

Board of Directors of Karsiyaka Sports Club,

Association of Kemalist Thought (ADD),

Emergency Health Association for Everyone (HIASD).

He took the first step to the active political life by becoming a member of the Republican People's Party (CHP) in 1992.

He became president of the CHP Izmir Province Youth Wing in 1996.

He has taken active tasks at the political party's executive organs of the district and provincial organizations.

At local polls in 2014 he has resigned from his post of Izmir Province Deputy Presidency as required by the party by-laws to become a mayoral candidate.

1992-1995           He has worked in the CHP Izmir Province Youth Organization and main administrative level. He has taken part in commissions.

1996-1999           He has been the president of the CHP Izmir Province Youth Wing.

2000-2001           He has become Member of Konak District Committee and District Deputy President.

2002      He took part in work groups for the national polls.

2003      He was elected general assembly delegate by the support of the provincial congress.

2004      At the local polls he took part in work groups Konak District Committee.

2005-2007           He was elected provincial board member at the provincial congress.

2008      He was elected general assembly delegate.

2009      He served as the provincial secretary of the provincial administration.

2010      He was re-elected provincial board member at the provincial congress.

He served again as the provincial secretary by the proposition of his board member colleagues.

2012      He was elected provincial board member at the provincial congress by a big support of the organization.

He has committed the deputy provincial presidency responsible of CSO's.

He has been elected District President of Karsiyaka at the polls on March 30th, 2014  by a record number of votes.