Selahattin grew up in Gevaş, a small town nestled among forested mountains just outside of Van. He enjoyed hiking and exploring those mountains as a young boy and is very proud of his heritage. The people of his town are well known for their friendly demeanor and love for natural, organic homegrown foods.
Selahattin’s family has been involved in tourism in Eastern Turkey for more than 30 years. He began working as a young man in his family’s restaurant 27 years ago. From there he moved to Antalya and Alanya where he worked in various restaurants and hotels. There he was able to develop his English and German language skills.
He has been working as a tour guide in Van since 2011 and receives top reviews from guests. He knows what the travel customer is looking for and strives to meet the individual needs of each and every one. He joins Near East Tours with a wealth of tourism experience and a desire to share the richness of his culture and region with the world.