Administration Committee

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT

Prof. Dr. Mücahit ÖZTÜRK

Background

PRESIDENT

Prof. Dr. Mücahit ÖZTÜRK

He was born in 1965, in Eskişehir. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Eskişehir. He graduated from the medical faculty at the Hacettepe University in 1990. After completing his education at Istanbul University in the field of pediatric residency in 1997, he has become an expert of child and adolescent psychiatry. He became associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2007. Currently, he is an academician in the department of psychology at the Hasan Kalyoncu University. He published books such as the School Phobia in 2006, the Child Psychiatry in 2007, the Children of Divorced Families in 2008, and the Impulsivity of Children in 2015. He is married and has 3 daughters.

ACTING PRESIDENT

ACTING PRESIDENT

Dr. Mehmet DİNÇ

Background

ACTING PRESIDENT

Dr. Mehmet DİNÇ

He was born in Istanbul. He graduated from the department of Psychological Counselling and Guidance at Marmara University. He has two master degrees one of them is from the RMIT University in the field of psychology education and the other is from the Okan University in the field of clinical psychology. He got his doctorate at the Marmara University.

He presided to the Platform of Psychological Counselor and the Turkish Institute in Australia. Today, he is an academician at Hasan Kalyoncu University in the Psychology Department, vice president of the Turkish Green Crescent Society, member of the board of the Association of Culture, Society and Family, member of advisory committee of the magazine of Cognitive Behaviorist Therapy and Research, he represents Turkey at the Dulwich Centre Narrative Therapy and at the Alumni Association of the RMIT University.

He published three books such as the Internet Addiction, the Book for Youth, and the Introduction to Psychology together with Prof. Dr. Kemal Sayar and also he has eight more book chapters.

VICE PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

Ahmet KAAN

Background

VICE PRESIDENT

Ahmet KAAN

Ahmet Kaan was born in Fatih, Istanbul in 1979, although his family originates from Vakfıkebir in Trabzon. He graduated from Istanbul Imam Hatip Secondary School in 1993, Bakirkoy Imam Hatip High School in 1996, and in 2001 he graduated from the Faculty of Theology of Sakarya University.

In 2002, he completed his language education at Canada Waterloo University, and is today the Foreign Trade and Finance Manager of Kaanlar – a family company – while also being involved in various non-governmental organizations.
Kaan speaks both English and Arabic; he is married and has three children.

SECRETARY GENERAL

SECRETARY GENERAL

Lawyer Osman Baturhan DURSUN

Background

SECRETARY GENERAL

Lawyer Osman Baturhan DURSUN

Osman Baturhan Dursun was born in Oltu, Erzurum in 1977. He completed his primary school and Religious Vocational High School in Oltu. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Marmara University in 2001, and has worked as a self-employed lawyer since his graduation.
 
Dursun, has served as a member of the Arbitration Board of the Turkish Football Federation, and has founded and worked in executive positions in various civil society organizations. He is married and has six children. He speaks English.

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Yasin EROL

Background

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Yasin EROL

Yasin Erol was born in Bilecik in 1978. He began his primary education in Gediz, Kütahya, and completed primary, secondary and high school education in Sakarya. After graduating from the Department of International Relations (English) of Sakarya University, he completed his undergraduate education with his thesis in the field of “Continental Shelves in International Waters” in International Maritime Law. He then went to the United Kingdom for Research & Development and Entrepreneurship purposes in 2003. He remained in the United Kingdom and worked as a Branch Manager, Import/Export Manager, Finance Manager and General Manager in various sectors, and also established and developed his own companies.

Aside from his work experience, he has been involved in researches and studies in the United Kingdom as part of Technology Transfer Office and University-Industry Collaborations. He returned to Turkey and served as the Deputy General Manager in Istanbul Technical University Arı Teknokent A.Ş., working simultaneously as the General Coordinator of the İTÜ Nova Technology Transfer Office A.Ş. in 2013–2014. He speaks both English and Arabic at an advanced level. Erol has been working as the General Manager/CEO of Istanbul University Teknokent A.Ş. since January 2015

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Hatice Saadet KALYONCU

Background

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Hatice Saadet KALYONCU

Hatice Saadet Kalyoncu was born in Kayseri in 1973, and is the eldest daughter of a family from the Black Sea region. She graduated from the Engineering Faculty of Istanbul University as an Environmental Engineer. After completing her master’s degrees in Biostatistics in the Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University in 1996, she completed her master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of Anadolu University in 2004.

She has worked in various positions, most recently as a Project Manager in the private sector. She is currently engaged as a Project Consultant. She has since 2003 prioritized civil society studies in her life, and she has been heavily involved in this field, serving currently on the Board of the Consumers Union, while also being a member of various NGOs. She is interested in mathematics, poetry, travel, gastronomy and astrology. She enjoys working with and taking care of young people.

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Certified Public Accountant Çetin DÖNMEZ

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Certified Public Accountant Çetin DÖNMEZ

He was born in 1965 in Erzincan. In 1986 he graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration. Since 1995 he has been working in her own office as S.M.M.M. (Certified Public Accountant). He is the founding partner of Aksis Independent Audit Co. and currently works as an Auditor in the audit cadre. The Turkish Green Crescent Society’s General Treasurer Dönmez is married and has three children.

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Emine AHMETOĞLU

 BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Mahmud Esad ARAR

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Mahmud Esad ARAR

He was born in Istanbul in 1985. He holds a bachelor's degree from Atılım University in Mechatronics Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boğaziçi University. He is working as a professor in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University, Faculty of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering as a research assistant. Turkish Green Crescent Society Executive Board Member’s Esad Arar speaks English.

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Esra ALBAYRAK

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Esra ALBAYRAK

Dr. Esra Albayrak was born in Istanbul in 1983. She completed her secondary and high school education at Kadıköy Imam Hatip High School in 2000, and studied as an undergraduate in the fields of sociology and history at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003. She completed her master's degree in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, and her doctorate at the same university in 2016. Continuing academic studies especially on religion-state relationship, democracy and civil society issues, Esra Albayrak, Member of the Board of Directors of the Green Crescent, is married and has four children.

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BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Hakan ERTİN

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Hakan ERTİN

He was born in Manisa Akhisar in 1962. He graduated from Istanbul Pertevniyal High School in 1979 and from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in 1986. After his graduation, he worked for a while as a doctor in the Istanbul Eminönü Municipality.Hakan Ertin, who completed his doctorate in history of medicine and ethics in 2003, received Assistant Professor title in 2009 and Associate Professor title in 2014.He is still working as a lecturer at İstanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty in Department of History of Medicine and Department of Ethics. He is member of national organizations as Turkish Institute of Medical History and Turkey Bioethics Association, and international organizations as The International Society for Cultural History and The International Society for the History. He prepare editorial books named Medicine and Fatwa, The Beginning and the End of Life, Health Culture and Human Body. He is married and father of two children. He speaks English.

 BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. İlyas KAYA

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Mahmut GÜMÜŞ

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Mahmut GÜMÜŞ

He was born in 1965 in Ankara Kalecik. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ankara and Bursa. He graduated from İstanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1989. Following his military service after graduation, Dr.Lütfi Kırdar completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Training and Research Hospital and Medical Oncology at Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2011. He is a professor in Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Oncology of Bezmialem Foundation University.His work has focused on digestive system cancers, causes of cancer and physician-patient relationship. Mahmut Gümüş who is also in the management of Turkish Medical Oncology Association is married and father of one child. He speaks English and Arabic.

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Yusuf ADIGÜZEL

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Esra YILMAZ

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Samet KOCA

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Sümeyye YILDIRIM

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Emine ERTÜRK