Mehmet Özhaseki

Turkish politician

Mehmet Özhaseki, (born 25 May 1957, Kayseri, Turkey) is a Turkish politician of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and former Minister of Environment and Urban Planning. He is a former Mayor of Kayseri.

Early life and education


Mehmet Özhaseki was born in Kayseri on 25 May 1957. Özhaseki began his education in Kayseri and went on to study electronic engineering at Hacettepe University. He completed his education at the Istanbul University Faculty of Law.

Political career


Mayor of Kayseri


He was elected to the Melikgazi Municipality in the March 1994 elections. In the 2004 elections he was elected Mayor of Kayseri with 72% of the vote. According to Christopher Caldwell, he attributes his success to "good government".[1] He stood again in the March 2009 election and was re-elected as Mayor of Kayseri.[2]

Minister of Environment and Urban Planning


Özhaseki was elected as a Justice and Development Party (AKP) Member of Parliament for Ankara's Kayseri in the June 2015 general election. He was re-elected in November 2015. He was appointed as the Minister of Environment and Urban Planning in the 65th government of Turkey by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on 24 November 2015.[3]


  1. Caldwell, Christopher (2005-11-25). "Bordering on What?". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  2. "Voters send strong message in the poll booths". Sabah. 2009-03-30. Archived from the original on 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  3. "Binali Yıldırım 65. Hükümet'i açıkladı". Archived from the original on 2016-07-29. Retrieved 2016-08-03.