Rifat Mutlu is a medical doctor specializing in neurosurgery. During serving as a doctor, he served as an Executive Committee member of the Izmir Medical Chamber in Turkey. He worked at the Umea University and the Uppsala University in Sweden, which conducted research and studies on the surgery of people with disabilities. After returning to Turkey, Mutlu, who worked as a neurosurgeon in public hospitals, served as the Provincial Director of the Agency for Social Services and Children Protection in Izmir. Mutlu, who started to work as the Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in 1999, established the first Emergency Rescue Health Project in Turkey, “AKS-110”. He created the “Council of Disabled People” and the “Center for Youth with Disabilities”. Rifat Mutlu, a member of the Cartoonists Society in Turkey, served as the İzmir representative of the Cartoonists Society between 2012 and 2014. His comic strip, “Birileri”, was regularly published in the local and national press between 2004 and 2011. He has two cartoon albums named “İki Gözüm İki Çeşme” and “Birileri”, and a cartoon book, “Anatolian Anecdotes with Cartoons”. Having 11 personal cartoon exhibitions, Mutlu still draws political cartoons for Aydınlık Newspaper. Rifat Mutlu, a member of the Central Executive Board of the Patriotic Party, is currently Provincial Chairman of the Patriotic Party in Izmir.