Kürşad Tüzmen

Kürşad Tüzmen (b Ankara 1958) is a former Minister of State of Turkey responsible for foreign trade. He held this position between 2002 and 2009.

Education and career

He is a graduate in management science from Middle East Technical University and holds a Master's degree in international relations from the University of Illinois, USA. He completed at certificate course at the University of East Anglia. He was formerly a high-ranking civil servant in the Ministry of Foreign Trade.[1]

Personal life

He is married and has two children. He is a diver and a former champion swimmer, winning a race across the Bosphorus in 2004, in the 46- to 50-year-old category, and even now is occasionally photographed in swimwear. His brother is singer Tarkan Tüzmen.


  1. "Kürşad Tüzmen" (in Turkish). Personal website. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
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