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Selçuk BURAT

He was born in District of Paphos in the Village of Yayla at the date of 7 July 1940. He received his elementary school education in the elementary school of the village, his junior high school education in the Poli Hürriyet Junior High School and his high school education in the College Section of Lefkoşa Türk Lisesi. Following his graduation from the high school in 1959, he practiced teaching in elementary school for three years between the dates of 07.09.1959 – 12.09.1962.

During the period of 12.09.1959 – 07.09.1962 he performed as Trainer Officer and Regional Commander in the Turkish Resistance Organization.

In September 1962 he went to Turkey for university education. Due to the Cyprus problems in 1963 he was sent to Boğaz area of Cyprus as mücahit (militia) in February, 1964. He went to Turkey at the date of 28 February 1964 and came back to Erenköy together with his mücahit friends in a fishing vessel on 29 March 1964.

He performed his military national service in Erenköy during the period of 1 April 1964 – 28 January 1966 together with his university student friends and personally participated in the Erenköy battles.

In 28 January 1966 he was sent to Turkey in order to complete his half finished education.

In the year of 1968 he graduated from the Ankara Academy of Economy and Finance, Banking Administration Major Section and received a Degree diploma. Furthermore he participated in the obligatory two year period of Ankara University Faculty of Languages and History and Geography, Pedagogy Chair and passed the required examinations and in the year of 1967 received the pedagogy certificate and following his graduation at the date of 4 July 1968 he returned to Cyprus.

On 9 December 1968 he was temporarily appointed to the Government Auditing Department by Public Services poission as temporary official. In 1973 he was appointed as 1st class Auditing Official, on 15 April 1976 as Auditor, on 1 August 1972 as Deputy Chief Supervisor, on 2 January 1979 as Chief Supervisor and on 11 February 1986 he was elected by the TRNC Legislative Assembly as Member of the Court of Audit

At various times he performed as acting president, during absence of the Auditor General and President of the Court of Audit and he was retired on 31 July 2000.

In the year of November, 2000 he was appointed to the post of Financial Coordinator in the Near East University and after 1 year he was assigned to the post of Secretary General and General Financial Coordinator.

On 1 April 2009 he was appointed as Near East Bank General Manager and at present he is Near East University Secretary General, General Financial Coordinator and Near East Bank General Manager and member of the Board of Administration.

Selçuk Burat is cognizant of English and Greek languages and he is the father of two children.

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