Yavuz Mildon

Yavuz Mildon (born 1 June 1955 in Turkey ) is a Turkish politician of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the former president of the Congress of the Council of Europe .

Early life

Since he graduated in Economics from the University of Istanbul , Yavuz Mildon has worked in the food-processing sector. He runs the Mildon Fish and Shellfish Company [1] in Gelibolu , Canakkale in the Marmara Region and is a Seafood Export Company. From 1988 to 1992 he was president of the Gelibolu Chamber of Commerce. [2]


His political career began when he was elected to the Provincial Council of Canakkale, in the 1994 local elections. He has been a member of the Council of Europe Congress since 1995. He served as President of the Congress Chamber of Regions from 2004 to 2008 and was President of the Congress from May 2008 to October 2010, when he was succeeded by Keith Whitmore . He was also head of the Turkish delegation to the Congress. Due to health problems, Ian Micallef served as President of the Congress from January 2009 to October 2010. [3] [4]

He stood in the March 2009 election and was elected to the Provincial Council of the Sultangazi district of Istanbul (Sultangazi ilçesinden İl Genel Meclis). [5] [6] In August 2009, when he received a visit from the mayor of Sultangazi. [7]

He is married with two children.


  1. Jump up^ „EU approved companies directory: Turkey“ (PDF) . Eurofish. March 2003 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  2. Jump up^ „Black Sea Euroregion initiative needed more than ever“ . Today’s Zaman. 2008-09-01 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  3. Jump up^ „Yavuz Mildon“ . Congress of the Council of Europe. 2009 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  4. Jump up^ „Dr. Ian Micallef mahtur President ad interim“ . Local Councils Association of Malta. 2009 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  5. Jump up^ „Yavuz Mildon re-elected regional councilor in Turkey“ . Communities Association of Armenia. 2009-04-07 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  6. Jump up^ „Biography, President of the Congress“ . Council of Europe information office in Georgia. 2009 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .
  7. Jump up^ „Türkiye Başbakanla thatğ atladı“ . Haberkentim. 2009-08-24 . Retrieved 2009-09-25 .