Haluk Cömertoğlu

Mayor of Arapgir

Haluk Cömertoğlu was born in 1965 in Arapgir, in the family of a property owner Turkmen bey. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Arapgir, he graduated from Erzurum Atatürk University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Units, Department of Business Administration between 1981-1987.

Between 2013-2015, he completed his master's degree in the Department of Business Administration, Institute of Social Sciences, İnönü University. Until 2009, he was engaged in commercial activities in the construction and building sector in the establishments established by the family. In 1994, he became a candiate for mayor from the Welfare Party. Between 1999 and 2004, he served as a Member of the Municipal Council of the Fazilet Party.

He served as the Mayor of Arapgir from the Justice and Development Party for two terms in the Local Administrations General Elections held in 2009 and 2019.

During the term of office ;In  the district of Arapgir, 415 projects have been developed in cooperation with academics from many universities and put them into service in cooperation with public and private, with great efforts in bringing historical, natural and cultural values, especially health to life. In this time; about 150 mosque, bridge, mansion, bath, inn, library, museum etc.  were completed their restorations In addition to the public improvement  and protection plans in 21 neighborhoods in the center, it brought the cadastral, current maps, contiguous settlement and zoning planning of 81 villages and hamlets to the completion stage as a first in our country. These workings are pioneered many investments of businessmen in the district.

With academic studies, especially Arapgir Purple Basil took part as the main actor  about agriculture and livestock in the branding and also, development of the rural development model in the basin with many projects in the fields. He took an active role in the promotion of the region, which became a brand with the trademark registration and R&D studies for the products in Arapgir and Upper Euphrates Basin. in the region; education, sports, health, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, animal husbandry, nature, tourism, value-added products, etc. are signed a large-scale projects in titles such as; brand value and awareness of the basin throughout the country and in the international arena with citte slow membership.....

He has been elected from the Republican People's Party in the 2019 Local Elections with  his duty as the Mayor, with the vision of "Common Development Strategy" and "Co-Producing - Co-Managing, Not Abandoned - Preferred City" in particular Arapgir; It continues in the role of Socıal Entrepreneur to implement Volunteer Derman Munıcıpalıty to the "Destination Upper Euphrates Basin" covering 5 provinces and 8 districts. He is married and has 4 children.