BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

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

Assoc. Prof. Azize Nilgün CANEL

She was born in 1970, in Kütahya. She got her three degrees of academia such as bachelor, master and doctorate at the Marmara University. She graduated from the department of the Psychological Counselling and Guidance in 1990, completed her master of Psychology in the Institute of Social Science in 1993 and completed her doctorate in the department of the Psychological Counselling and Guidance in 2007.

She was an academician in the department of the Psychological Counselling and Guidance at Istanbul University and currently is an academician at the Marmara University. 

Mrs. Canel participated many national and international projects, wrote many paper for national and international magazines and chapters for books. Additionally, she contributed to the formation process of the Addiction Prevention Program of Turkey (TBM), participated the ‘Training Program for Families’ which was organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, and she drafted educational programs such as ‘The Marriage and Family Life’ and ‘The Life Skills of Families’ which are still used. Mrs. Canel, who is also deputy secretary general of the Turkish Green Crescent Society, is married and has one child.

SECRETARY GENERAL

Atty. Osman Baturhan DURSUN

He was born in 1977, in Erzurum. He graduated from the Law School at Marmara University. He has been working as self-employed lawyer since then. Mr. Dursun, who has been founder of some civil society organizations and currently is secretary general of the Turkish Green Crescent Society, knows English. He is married and father of five children.

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Ahmet KAAN

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL

Hatice Saadet KALYONCU

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

Prof. Emine AHMETOĞLU

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

Dr. Esra ALBAYRAK

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

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BOARD MEMBER

Assoc. Prof. 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

Dr. İlyas KAYA

BOARD MEMBER

Prof. 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

Yasin EROL

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Yusuf ADIGÜZEL

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Esra YILMAZ

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Samet KOCA

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Sümeyye YILDIRIM

SUBSITUTE BOARD MEMBER

Emine ERTÜRK

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