|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
|Assumed office |
12 June 2011
|Constituency||Adıyaman (2011, June 2015, Nov 2015)|
|Born||1 January 1960|
|Political party||Republican People's Party (CHP) 2011-2013|
Justice and Development Party (AKP) 2013-present
|Alma mater||Ankara University|
Early life and careerEdit
Born in Adıyaman, he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine and worked in hospitals in Izmir, Ordu and Adıyaman as an expert on orthopedics and traumatology. He was also a member of the Adıyaman Sports Club executive board and was the club's doctor. He is a member of the Human Rights Foundation.
First elected as a CHP Member of Parliament in the 2011 general election, he resigned from the CHP and joined the AKP in 2013 after accusing CHP politicians of making racist remarks against Kurds. He was re-elected as an MP, this time from the AKP party list, in the June 2015 general election.
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