Mehmet Salih Kaptan was born on December 31st, 1931 in Nicosia. He graduated from Tarasanta Technical School in Nicosia in 1940's. Between years 1954-1963 he worked in Nicosia International Airport as a Commissioning Officer.
Mehmet Salih Kaptan worked in 1974 and between 1975-1988 in Ercan International Airport.
Mehmet Salih married with Sacide Kaptan and had two children named Ahmet Kaptan and Özen Akaner . Mehmet Salih Kaptan, died on 12 October 1995.