Mayor of Istanbul
Kadir Topbaş was born in 1945 at Artvin, one of the most east cities of Turkey. He completed his school education in İstanbul. He is a graduate of Marmara University Faculty of Theology and Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Architecture. He also has a PhD in History of Art and Archeology from İstanbul University. After being elected as Beyoglu Mayor, one of the most popular municipalities of Istanbul, in 1999 he won the elections for Istanbul Greater Municipality Mayor in 2004, 2009 and 2014. He is President of Turkey Municipalities Association, President of United Nations Advise Committee for Local Administrations (UNACLA), 2015 United Nations “After 2015 Development Agenda High Level Panel Member, and 2nd term President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Kadir Topbaş is married and has 3 children.