Candidates in CHP’s strongholds have been announced! Here are the candidates for Kadıköy and Çankaya

Candidates in CHP’s strongholds have been announced!  Here are the candidates for Kadıköy and Çankaya

Mayoral candidates have been announced in Çankaya and Kadıköy districts, which are CHP’s strongholds.

CHP continued its local election work intensively today. The remaining mayoral candidates were determined at the party MYK and subsequently at the PM meeting.

The candidates have also become clear in the districts that have been eagerly awaited for a long time and are seen as CHP’s strongholds. The party’s Çankaya and Kadıköy candidates have been announced.


CHP’s Kadıköy candidate was Mesut Kösedağı. So who is Mesut Kösedağı?

Mesut KÖSEDAĞI was born in Istanbul in 1984 as the child of a family from Sivas. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul, he received his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. He completed his master’s degree in Global Cities and Istanbul Studies at Marmara University in 2018.

He stepped into politics in 2000 as a member of CHP Kadıköy Youth Branch. In 2004, he was elected as the Kadıköy Youth Branch President, and then in 2005, he served as the Istanbul Provincial Youth Branch Manager. He served as CHP Kadıköy Main Level Manager between 2007-2010. Following the primary elections held in 2014, he served as Kadıköy Council Member and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council Member. He took part as part of the team that won Istanbul again in the 2019 Local Elections. During this period, he served as Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality CHP Group Secretary and later as CHP Group Spokesperson.

Mesut KÖSEDAĞI, who is a congress member of Fenerbahçe Sports Club and a member of the Atatürkist Thought Association, speaks English. He is married and has a child.



CHP’s candidate was also determined in Çankaya, the heart of the capital Ankara. That name was Hüseyin Can Güner. So who is Hüseyin Can Güner?

He was born in Ankara in 1993. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2015.

Hüseyin Can Güner, who was a member of the Republican People’s Party during his university years, worked in the Ankara Provincial Youth Branch university commission, the Social Democratic Students organization and the CHP Çankaya District Youth Branch. He served as Etimesgut Youth Branch President in 2013-2014, and Çankaya District Vice President responsible for Law and Human Rights between 2018-2020.

He served in the Headquarters Local Government Commission between 2014 and 2016, and in the Election Boards representing the CHP between 2020 and 2023. Meanwhile, he continued to actively practice law.

Hüseyin Can Güner, who is a member of the Editorial Board of the İki Yüzyıl Magazine, is a member of the Social Democratic Lawyers Association.


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