Minister of Industry and Technology
Mustafa Varank Minister of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Türkiye Mustafa Varank was born in 1976 in Trabzon. He received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, at Middle East Technical University. He holds a master's degree in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University in the USA. He also worked as a specialist at Florida State University and as a researcher and system administrator at the Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University. In 2005, he started working at the Prime Ministry. He was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister in 2011 and as Senior Advisor to the President in 2014. In 2016, he received the title of Ambassador. During his tenure as Senior Advisor, Varank, alongside the duties given him by the Prime Minister and the President, also took a special interest in high technology, computer technology and applications, the defense industry, and research and development activities. He speaks English and is married with two children.