Light for the Youth and the Future

Faik Tunay was born on March 5, 1981 in Istanbul as first child of a family of Balkan and Trabzon origin. The Balkans, often referred to as the Balkan Peninsula, and recently also as “Southeast Europe“, although none of the three exactly share borders, is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe. Trabzon is a city in the Blacksea region of Turkey. After completing his first-middle and high school education at Şişli Terakki High School, Tunay graduated from Marmara University, Department of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. After his graduation from the university, in order to improve and promote his foreign languages which he started studying in secondary school, he went abroad for three years. (one year in Rome,one year in Madrid-Spain,one year in Zagreb-Croatia)

After returning back to Turkey, Faik Tunay completed his military service at Yozgat as gendarme and continued his professional career as Sales Manager at an international company. (The Coca-Cola Company He resigned from this company voluntarily after two years and then began to deal with his personal business. His family-owned companies are active in four different sectors. Construction –Agriculture – Advertisement, and Foreign Trade, for over 20 years

Beside his business career Faik Tunay is active in politics for more than twenty years . He started his political career very early at the age of 18.Between 1999-2004, he hold different political positions in Motherland Party.(Anavatan Partisi)

Faik Tunay represented Republic of Turkey at European Youth Convention held in Brussels for the first time in 2002. Between the years 2002-2004, he worked as Vice Chairman of IYDU (International Young Democrat Union). In this process, he attended conferences and the panels held in many countries as keynote speaker and participant. Faik Tunay was elected as the youngest city councillor of Şişli Municipality at local elections of 2009, Şişli is one of the biggest municipality among 39 municipalities in İstanbul. Faik Tunay was elected as a member of Turkish Grand National Assembly at general elections of 2011. He is also member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Bosnian (Croatian) and is deputy chairman of the Federation of Rumeli and Balkan Turks as well as member of congress at Trabzonspor. (Trabzonspor is one of the famous soccer club in Turkey).