Mr. Türkmen was born in one of the villages of Şebinkarahisar district of Giresun province in 1957. He was graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1984. He started duty as deputy governor candidate of the Ministry of Interior in İzmir in 1985. He served as deputy district governor of Sultanhisar district of Aydın province in 1987 and Savaştepe district of Balıkesir Province in 1988. After completing the District Governor Training Program in 1989, he served as district governor of Sütçüler district of Isparta province, Tekman district of Erzurum province, Karaburun district of İzmir province, Vakfıkebir district of Trabzon province respectively. Following his duty as deputy governor of Elazığ province between 1998 and 2001, he worked as district governor of Sungurlu district of Çorum province, Tavşanlı district of Kütahya province, Körfez district of Kocaeli province and as deputy governor of Kocaeli and Denizli provinces. He is one of the deputy governors of İzmir province since 07.08.2015. He is married and has one child.