Mehmet Siyam Kesimoğlu

Mayor, Kırklareli Municipality

Mehmet Siyam Kesimoğlu was born on March 7, 1960 in Vize, Kırklareli as the fourth child of Nevzat and Melahat Kesimoğlu family. Kesimoğlu, who is an administrator in his profession, graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1983.

He served as Minister's Counselor at the Ministry of Tourism. Having served as the General Coordinator (CEO) in the private sector, Mr. Kesimoğlu also served as the Chairman of the “Mülkiyeliler Birliği”, President of the Foundation of the “Mülkiyeliler Birliği”, 2nd President of the Foundation of the Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences and the President of the Kırklareli Culture and Solidarity Association.

He was elected as Kırklareli MP in the 22nd term and he became the Chairman of the Turkey-Estonia Parliamentary Friendship Group in that period. In the election held on 12 June 2011, Kesimoğlu was again the 24th Term Member of Parliament from Kırklareli. He was nominated as the Mayor of Kırklareli from CHP on February 1, 2014. In the election held on 30 March, he became Mayor of Kırklareli.

While he was serving as the Mayor of Kırklareli Municipality for 5 years, he implemented projects such as solving the water problem of the city, renewing the roads, generating electricity from the garbage, building a parking garage, building a covered market place, building the Atatürk Selanik Evi Museum and Ali Rıza Efendi Kültür Evi Museum. Mr. Kesimoğlu was not nominated again by the CHP and resigned from his party to become an independent candidate. He won the local elections held on 31 March 2019 and became the independent Mayor of Kırklareli.


Session Name Date Time Room
Dialogue Marmara I Mayors Speak Up: Thinking Together – Acting Together 1 October 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Çamlıca