Born in Kocaeli in 1979, Fatmanur Altun completed her education at Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters, İstanbul University.
Altun was in United States of America between 2002 and 2003 for her researches. She received her Master’s Degree at Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries Studies, Marmara University with her thesis titled ‘The Role of Greater Middle East Initiative on Construction of Turkish Nationalism after 2000’. She started her PHD in the same department in 2014 and completed her studies in 2018 with her thesis titled ‘Social Benefit’ Approach of Secular and Faith-Based NGOs in Turkey: Examples of The Association for Supporting Contemporary Life and Turkey Youth and Education Service Foundation.
Working as a translator and editor in publishing industry since 2000, Altun worked as department editor at Anlayış Journal between 2005-2010 and as a columnist at World Bulletin news portal between 2009-2012. She served as board member of AK Party Istanbul Provincial Administration between 2009-2012. She acted as a board member at İBB Kültür A.Ş. between 2012-2016 and started working at Marmara University as of 2015. Still working as a Lecturer at Department of Sociology at Marmara University, Altun has copyrighted and translated works. She is a columnist at Fikriyat Newspaper as well as the seminars and conferences she delivers in various platforms and publishes her articles in various fields on a regular basis.
In addition to her duty as the Chairman of TÜRGEV Board of Directors, Altun acts as a Board Member at KADEM Foundation and speaks advanced English, intermediate Arabic and Ottoman. She is married with four children.