Mehmet Nuri ERSOY was born in İstanbul in 1968. After his graduation from the German School of Istanbul, he finished his studies at the Department of Business Administration of Istanbul University, whose medium of instruction is English.

In 1985, he started his professional life by guiding the tourists and by carrying out little projects in tourism sector while continuing his education at high school. In 1991, after he finished his bachelor’s degree, he chose tourism as his profession and established his own company providing services in the fields of package tours and hotel accommodation as agency. The company, which he held the chairmanship of the board of directors until he was appointed as minister, became the market leader in a short period of six years and expanded its business space and volume.

 Starting to engage in services in the field of Hotel Management, Ersoy has a history of over 33 years in the tourism sector. Following Turkiye’s transition to the Presidential System, he received an invitation from President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to become the Minister of Culture and Tourism.As he started his post as Culture and Tourism Minister on 9 July 2018, he delegated all his responsibilities and titles in  his company to professionals.  

Mehmet Nuri Ersoy is married to Pervin Ersoy and is a father of  two children. Serving as the Minister of Culture and Tourism in the first cabinet of the Presidential System since July 9, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy speaks German and English.