Board of Directors

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PRESIDENT

Prof. Mücahit ÖZTÜRK

Background

PRESIDENT

Prof. 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.

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DEPUTY PRESIDENT

Prof. Özge HACIFAZLIOĞLU

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SECRETARY GENERAL

Attorney Osman Baturhan DURSUN

Background

SECRETARY GENERAL

Attorney 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.

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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

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DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Assoc. Prof. Safa KOÇOĞLU

Background

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Assoc. Prof. Safa KOÇOĞLU

Safa Koçoğlu was born in Rize. In 2011, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul Ticaret University as the highest ranking student, and continued her Master’s degree studies in the same university with a full scholarship. In 2013, she graduated from the Department of Private Law as the second highest ranked student with her Master’s thesis entitled “Invalidity of Testament”. In 2018, she completed her PhD studies in the Department of Private Law of the Institute of Social Sciences of Istanbul University upon the presentation of her thesis entitled “Consequences of Divorce from the Viewpoint of Children”. She is currently working as an Associate Professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

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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.

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BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Selin Birgül BARAN

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BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Mevlüt BÜYÜKHELVACIGİL

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Mevlüt BÜYÜKHELVACIGİL

Mevlüt Büyükhelvacıgil was born in Konya in 1961. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Selçuk University and Eskişehir Anadolu University. He completed his Master’s degree and PhD studies at the Preston University in the United States, where he presented his theses entitled “Functional Oils” and “Institutionalization and Constitutional Practices in Family Businesses”, respectively. Following on from his studies that began in 1989, he founded the Zade Bitkisel Yağ Rafinasyon Tesisleri (Zade Vegetable Oil Refining Facilities) in 1991 as Konya’s first ever vegetable oil refining facility. In 2007, he launched the “Zade Natural” and “Zade Organic” products. In 2014, he was invited to the European Business Awards, where he received a “High Honor” award as one of the leading 10 entrepreneurs, selected from among 1,500 institutions in 34 countries. In recognition of his contributions to medical science and Turkish medicine, he was awarded the “Türk Dünyası İbn-i Sina Liyakat Nişanı (Avicenna Order of Merit of the Turkish World)” in 2014 by physicians. He has served as the Vice President and President of Green Crescent Konya Branch, and as a Regional Coordinator.

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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

Dr. Mehmet DİNÇ

Background

BOARD MEMBER

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.

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BOARD MEMBER

Dr. İlyas KAYA

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BOARD MEMBER

Ülkenur BÜKE

Background

BOARD MEMBER

Ülkenur BÜKE

Ülkenur Büke was born in Trabzon in 1973. In her career, she has worked in the Parlak Güç Elektronik and Sosan Yağ Sanayi companies and has been actively involved in several NGOs, serving as President of the Genç Yurt Sports Club. She has played an administrative role in the Women’s Branch of the Trabzon Federation of Associations. In the 2019 local elections, she was elected as a Council Member of Silivri Municipality representing the Justice and Development Party (AKP). She is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Green Crescent. She is married and has two children.

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Ahmet KAAN

Background

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

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.

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Salih ÇİL

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Faruk KACIR

Background

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Faruk KACIR

Faruk Kacır was born in Istanbul in 1982. After graduating from the Department of Public Relations and Publicity of the Faculty of Communication of Kocaeli University, he completed his Master’s degree studies in Political Science and Public Administration. He began his career in 2005 in the Department of Transportation of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and in 2008 he began working for Istanbul Tree and Landscape Co., an affiliate of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. After serving consecutively as Human Resources Manager, Marketing and Sales Manager, and Deputy General Director of Financial and Administrative Affairs, he took over the position of General Director in 2016, and served in this position until 2019. As of July 2020, he has been serving as the General Director of PTT Para Lojistik ve Özel Güvenlik Hizmetleri Co. (PTTPAL), while also being involved in various NGOs. He is married and has two children.

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Samet KOCA

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Suna Üstüner

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Salih KAYGUSUZ

Background

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Salih KAYGUSUZ

Salih Kaygusuz was born in Erzurum in 1975. After graduating from the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Letters of Atatürk University, he continued his Master’s degree studies in the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the same university. He has served as the Head of the Erzurum Branch of the Turkish Green Crescent Society, and is currently working as the Provincial Director of National Education in Erzurum. He is married and has two children.

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Harun MERTOĞLU

Background

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Harun MERTOĞLU

Harun Mertoğlu was born in Rize in 1971. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, he completed his Master’s degree studies in the Department of Business Administration of the Institute of Social Sciences of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University. He worked as a self-employed attorney between 1995 and 2017, and served as the President of Rize Bar Association between 2004 and 2008. He was elected as a Member of the Human Rights and Equality Council of Turkey by the President of the Republic, and continues to serve on the Council as a member. Aside from being a member of many foundations and associations, he is also serving as a Founding Branch Head of the Green Crescent. He is married and has two children.

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SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Fatih KICIR

Background

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Fatih KICIR

Fatih Kıcır was born in Sakarya in 1982. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Sakarya University in 2005, and completed his Master’s degree studies in the Department of Business Administration of the Institute of Social Sciences of Sakarya University in 2012. He worked at Hyundai Eurotem Demiryolu Araçları Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. as the Deputy Manager of the Engineering Department.

Between 2014 – 2021, he established the Sakarya Branch of the Green Crescent and also served as its president. He has been serving as the Regional Coordinator of the Organizing Committee of the Turkish Green Crescent Society since 2018. He was elected as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Green Crescent Foundation in 2020, and as a Member of the 73rd Term Headquarters Board of Directors in 2021. He is married and has two children.