Tuşba is a planned district and second level municipality in Van Province, Turkey. According to Law act no 6360, all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750 000, will be a metropolitan municipality and the districts within the metropolitan municipalities will be second level municipalities. The law also creates new districts within the provinces in addition to present districts. These changes will be effective by the local elections in 2014. On 30 March 2014, Fevzi Özgökçe ( AKP) was elected mayor.
Thus after 2014 the present Van, Turkey central district will be split into two. A part will be named Tuşba and the name Van will be reserved for the metropolitan municipality. ( Tuşpa was the capital of the 1st millennium BC Urartu kingdom which was situated in Van.)