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Personal History of Mr. Melih GÖKÇEK,     
The Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality

bskn21.jpgMelih GÖKÇEK was born in Ankara, Keçiören on 20th October 1948. The eldest child of a family with three children, Melih GÖKÇEK lived in the capital city, Ankara, until he was five years old. As his father wanted to work as a lawyer, the GÖKÇEK family moved to Gaziantep. Having his primary, secondary and high school education in Gaziantep, Melih GÖKÇEK graduated from Gazi University, College of Journalism. He worked as Parliament Correspondent and newspaper representative. Performing his military service at Cyprus, Güzelyurt as a Reserve Officer, GÖKCEK got into business life after he returned from the military service. Working as the Mayor of Keçiören between the years 1984-1989, Melih GÖKÇEK performed his duty as the General Director of the Social Services and Child Protection Society between the years 1989-1991. He entered the parliament in 1991, as Ankara deputy of Welfare Party.

While he was a deputy during local elections in 1994, he stood for the Mayor Office of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and won the election.

He was elected for the same duty again in 1999 and became the first person to be successively elected as the Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality for two times in the history of Ankara.

He was elected for the same duty for third time in 2004 and became the first person to be successively elected as the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality for three times in the history of Ankara.

He was elected for the same duty for fourth time in 2009 and became the first person to be successively elected as the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality for four times in the history of Ankara. Soccer and photography is the greatest hobby of GÖKÇEK, who is married with two children.