He was born in Nicosia in 1953. He graduated from University of Arizona Faculty of Political Sciences Department of International Relations. Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu took part in Parliament as National Unity Party (UBP) MP from December 31, 2012 and he was elected as UBP MP for Lefkosa at the Early General Elections held on July 28, 2013. Ertuğruloğlu served as the Minister of Transport between the dates of 15 July 2015- 4 April 2016. Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu is serving as the Foreign Minister at the newly formed UBP-DP government with effect from 16 April 2016. Ertuğruloğlu is married with two children and speaks English.