Who is the Mayor of Sariyer, Sukru GENC


Sukru GENC, who is a local in Sariyer for 57 years, was born in Sebinkarahisar county of the province of Giresun on 20 June 1954. 
 
He went to Sair Nigar primary school in Nisantasi (1965), secondary school in Emirgan  (1969), and graduated high school at Kabatas High School (1973).
 
  He studied physics at the faculty of basic sciences at Bosphorus University (1974 – 1975). Later on he graduated from the Civil Engineering faculty of Istanbul Technical University in the academic year of 1982 – 1983.
 
  During his studies he worked at Bosphorus University for 10 years, and in Libya for 2 years after his graduation. He returned to Turkey to do his military service in 1985. He did his military service as a reserve officer at Tuzla Infantry Academy.
 
          After the military service, he went to work in Iraq as a construction supervisor, and a project manager. He returned to Turkey in the second half of 1987, and he worked in the private sector as a professional manager. 
 
          He established his own company in 1989. He built various industry buildings and he completed various civil engineering facilities in and outside Turkey for the private sector. 
          During his working life, he was the work place representative and provincial director for the Tez-Buro-Is Labor Union (1977 – 1983)   
 
          He entered politics with Social Democrat People’s Party (SHP) in 1988. He became a member of Republican People’s Party (CHP), and he became a provincial and district delegate for the general assembly. Between 1994 and 1999, he was the member of the council of Sariyer Municipality, he was also a member of various commisions, and he ran as the head of development and construction of public facilities for two election periods. 
 
          He was appointed as the Sariyer Mayor Candidate of (CHP), People’s Republican Party on 29 March 2009 local elections. He took over the duty as the Mayor of Sariyer right after the CHP carried the election. He is still the Mayor of Sariyer.
 
          Sukru GENC, who is married and has 3 children, speaks English and Russian as foreign languages.