Nihat Acar was born in 1958 in the Ardanuç district of Artvin. He completed his primary and secondary education in Şavşat Meydancık. After completing his high school education at Rize High School, he fulfilled his military service in 1980. Acar joined the police force in 1982. After working as a police officer in İzmir, Ağrı and Bursa provinces, he retired in 2002 of his own accord. He worked as a manager in a company owned by his brother for 5 years.
Acar took his first step into political life by joining the Republican People's Party (CHP) in 2009. In the local elections held in the same year, he was elected as the Mayor of Şavşat Meydancık Town. In 2015, he was appointed as the CHP District Head of Şavşat. Nihat Acar, who was elected as the Mayor of Şavşat in the Local Elections held on March 31, 2019, is a father of two children.
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