Born in 1944 in Diyarbakır, Mr. Aksu completed his primary education in Diyarbakır Cumhuriyet Primary School, and his secondary education in Ziya Gökalp High School. He graduated from Ankara University/Faculty of Political Science. Within the state administration, he served as district governor of Sarıkaya in the years from 1973 to 1976, followed by acting governor of Kahramanmaraş in between October 9th 1977 to January 30th 1978. Until September 1980, he also served as Central Police Chief and Chief Police Officer. He was appointed as Rize governor with the Cabinet decree dated August 29th 1980 and appointed as Central governor with the Cabinet decree dated October 17th 1980. During his governor position in Rize, he also acted as Rize mayor. He became Gaziantep governor in between February 9th, 1984 to September 18th 1987 and he was elected as "The bureaucrat of the year in 1985". He was elected as 18th term Diyarbakir MP from Mainland Party in November 29th, 1987. He also appointed as his party's group deputy chairman in Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in December 1987. He was appointed as Interior Minister on March 31st, 1989 and carried out this role until June 23rd, 1991. He was re-elected as Diyarbakir MP from Mainland Party on December 24th, 1995 and acted as his party's group deputy chairman in TGNA and assigned to the State Minister position responsible for South East Anatolia Project. He left Mainland Party and joined to Welfare Party on August 16th, 1996. He became Vice President of Welfare Party. Following the closing of Welfare Party by Constitutional Court, he joined to the Virtue Party. Mr. Aksu was one of the founding members of Justice and Development Party and he was elected as MP from Istanbul 3rd Region on November 3, 2002. He served as Interior Minister during 58th and 59th Cabinets, acted as State Minister between 2009 and 2012. He was elected as Board Member at the 65th Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of VakıfBank, held on May 27th, 2019. He was also elected as the Chairman of VakıfBank by the Board decision as of the same day. Mr. Aksu is fluent in German, married with two children.