Salahattin Kaplan was born in 1967, in Gaziantep. He has been experiencing approximately 30 years in Carpet Industry as one of the most important producers and exporters of machine-made carpet sector in Turkey.
He presently acts as;
- Chairman of Southeast Anatolian Carpet Exporters' Association
- Vice Chairman of Southeast Anatolian Exporter Unions
- Member of Sectors Council of the Turkish Exporters Assembly
- Chairman of the Council of Carpet Sector
- Member of The City Council of Gaziantep
- Chairman of Dost Kardesler Inc. which is the top machine-carpet-exporting company in Southeast Anatolian and the second highest machine-carpet-exporting company in Turkey.
Kaplan is married with six children.