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Muammer Güler (born 1949) is a Turkish civil servant and currently the governor of Istanbul Province.
Güler was born in Mardin, Turkey. He completed his primary education in Ankara and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ankara in 1972. Güler began his career as candidate District Governor on March 14, 1973 in Balıkesir. After taking post as Deputy District Governor of Çal in Denizli Province and then District Governor of Pehlivanköy in Kırklareli Province and Horasan in Erzurum Province, he was assigned to the Directorate of Personnel Branch at the Ministry of Interior, where he served as Branch Director and later as Director General.
On September 27, 1993 he was assigned as Governor of Niğde Province. From January 29, 1992 on he was Governor of Kayseri Province. After serving as Governor of Gaziantep Province between July 6, 1994 and July 28, 2000, Güler moved to Samsun Province as Governor. Since February 17 2003 he has been the Governor of Istanbul Province.