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Thanks to the Major of Antakya Municipality

lutfu_savasThe World Woman Chess Championship is going to be held in Antakya with the sponsorship of the Municipality.


The hero behind this elite organization is Lutfu Savas, who played an important role for developing chess in Antakya. Let us get to know him more;


The Biography of Lutfu Savas, the Major of Antakya Municipality.

Mayor Lutfu Savas who was born in 1965 in Antakya, had his childhood years in Havuzlar, one of Antakya’s districts.


He studied at the Istiklal Primary School and Kurtulus Secondary School and Industrial High School.


He graduated from the Anadolu University - Faculty of Medicine in 1990.


He worked in several regions of Turkey as a doctor.


He returned home with a great desire to share his experiences with his countrymen in Antakya.


He took place in the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine - Mustafa Kemal University.


He worked as Head-Doctor Assistant through bringing in the old State Hospital within the Mustafa Kemal University and the opening of the Researching University.


He became dozent in 2007. He worked as Vice-Chancellor at the Mustafa Kemal University between 2006-2008.


He leaded the way to start education at the Faculty of Medicine in 2007, during his Vice-Chancellor years.


With the opening new faculties and colleges, the number of students was increased to 22.000 from 13.000.


He was voted as the Mayor of Antakya Municipality at the local elections on 29th of March 2009 and left his mission in the university for a better Antakya.

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