Veysel Eroglu has been appointed as the head of newly established Forestry & Water Works Ministry.
Born in 1948 in the western province of Afyonkarahisar, Eroglu completed Afyonkarahisar High School in 1966, entering the Civil Engineering program of Istanbul Technical University in 1967. He graduated in 1971 with a degree in civil engineering.
Between 1976 and 1977, Eroglu was an assistant lecturer in the Hydraulics Department of the Engineering Faculty of Yildiz Technical University.
He completed his doctorate thesis in 1980, and from 1980 to 1981 continued as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Environmental Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University.
He carried out postgraduate studies and research at the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering in Delft (the Netherlands) in the 1981-1982 academic year.
After his return to Turkey he became an associate professor in 1984, lecturing in the Environmental Engineering Department. In 1991, Eroglu was awarded the title of full professor and became head of the Department of Environmental Engineering.
In 1994, he was appointed General Director of the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI). He computerised the potable water distribution and waste water systems in Istanbul (SCADA).
In 2003, Eroglu was appointed Director General of State Hydraulic Works (DSI).
He was elected to the parliament in 2007, becoming minister of environment and forestry, where, as part of his duties, he is responsible for Turkey's strategy and approach to global warming.
Eroglu is the author of more than 250 academic works, including scientific and technical reports, books and conference papers.
He is married with 4 children. He speaks English.
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