Turkish politician best recognized for having served as the Minister of Interior under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He is also known for having served as Minister of Labour and Social Security, Deputy Leader of the Justice and Development Party, and Member of the Grand National Assembly.
He graduated from Istanbul University within their Faculty of Management. He then started his business career within the Istanbul Stock Exchange. He ventured into politics after joining the Democrat Party of Istanbul's Youth Branch in 1987. He was then elected to the board of directorates in the Gaziosmanpasa branch.
He is known for sharing photos from his different trips abroad as well as with other political figures through Instagram where he has over 4.5 million followers.
He was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and married Hamdiye Soylu.
He served under prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu from 2015 until 2016 as Minister of Labour and Social Security.