Governor of Kahramanmaraş

Governor of Kahramanmaraş
Kahramanmaraş Valiliği

Mustafa Hakan Güvençer
since May 15, 2014

President of Turkey
On the recommendation of the Turkish government

Term length
No set term length or limit

Inaugural holder
Ahmet Ekrem Engür
August 16, 1989

Office of the Governor

Map of the Province of Kahramanmaraş, showing the provincial districts.

The Governor of Kahramanmaraş (Turkish: Kahramanmaraş Valiliği) is the civil service state official responsible for both national government and state affairs in the Province of Kahramanmaraş. Similar to the Governors of the 80 other Provinces of Turkey, the Governor of Kahramanmaraş is appointed by the Government of Turkey and is responsible for the implementation of government legislation within Kahramanmaraş. The Governor is also the most senior commander of both the Kahramanmaraş provincial police force and the Kahramanmaraş Gendarmerie.


1 Appointment

1.1 Term limits

2 Functions
3 List of Governors of Kahramanmaraş
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

The Governor of Kahramanmaraş is appointed by the President of Turkey, who confirms the appointment after recommendation from the Turkish Government. The Ministry of the Interior first considers and puts forward possible candidates for approval by the cabinet. The Governor of Kahramanmaraş is therefore not a directly elected position and instead functions as the most senior civil servant in the Province of Kahramanmaraş.[1]
Term limits[edit]
The Governor is not limited by any term limits and does not serve for a set length of time. Instead, the Governor serves at the pleasure of the Government, which can appoint or reposition the Governor whenever it sees fit. Such decisions are again made by the cabinet of Turkey. The Governor of Kahramanmaraş, as a civil servant, may not have any close connections or prior experience in Kahramanmaraş Province. It is not unusual for Governors to alternate between several different Provinces during their bureaucratic career.
Main article: Governor (Turkey) § Functions
The Governor of Kahramanmaraş has both bureaucratic functions and influence over local government. The main role of the Governor is to oversee the implementation of decisions by government ministries, constitutional requirements and legislation passed by Grand National Assembly within the provincial borders. The Governor also has t