Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
He was born in Alanya district of Antalya. Having completed his primary and secondary school education in Alanya, he studied Law at the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University and was admitted to bachelor’s degree in 1988.
Having worked as a lawyer for quite some time, Mevlüt Uysal conducted political, social and cultural works actively. Playing a part in the foundation process of AK Party [Justice and Development Party], he was given a position as the Founding Chairman of AK Party’s district organisation for Küçükçekmece.
He was elected as the Mayor of Başakşehir at local elections of 2009. For his projects and applauded services he was re-nominated at the local elections of 2014, and continued to hold office as the Mayor of Başakşehir for a second round.
At the voting at an extraordinary meeting of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality on September 28, 2017, he undertook to hold office as the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
Mevlüt Uysal is married with four children.