Deputy Minister of Trade
Mustafa Tuzcu was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Trade on May 8, 2021. He was born in 1979 in Gebze. He received his bachelor’s degree from Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University. Later received his two master’s degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University and "International Organizations and Foreign Trade Law" from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, USA, respectively. Subsequently, he continued his Ph.D studies in Regional Studies at the Middle East Technical University.
Mustafa Tuzcu, served as the Chief Trade Counsel and the Chairman of the Committee on Safeguards at the World Trade Organization (WTO), between 2018-2021. He also participated in negotiations of preferential trade agreements with many countries and chaired the meetings of joined economic commissions previously, besides representing Turkey in the WTO. He conducted many multilateral negotiations on behalf of Turkey at WTO, UNCTAD and OECD. He worked as the Co-chair of the Turkey-Arab League Economy and Investment Committee. He represented Turkey in the negotiations for the establishment of the OECD Istanbul Competitiveness Center and he worked as the chairman of the trade and investment working group during Turkey's G20 Presidency.
Mr. Tuzcu worked as the Baghdad Commercial Counselor and as the Deputy Director General for International Agreements in the Ministry of Trade. He worked as a sector expert in trade relations with the Middle East and Gulf countries, multilateral and regional commercial agreements, foreign contracting and in the Exporters Association.
Mustafa Tuzcu is married with three children. He is advanced in English, intermediate in Arabic and French.