Science Committee


Prof. Dr. Mazhar BAĞLI

    Mazhar Bağlı was born in 1965, in Şanlıurfa, Halfeti. He has completed his Elementary and Secondary School education in Birecik, Nizip, Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa. In 1992, he graduated from Selçuk University, Department of Sociology. In 1995, he has received his Master’s Degree in Selçuk University, Institute of Social Sciences, the Department of Sociology. In 1999, he has doctorate title in Sakarya University, Institute of Social Sciences, the Department of Sociology with his thesis on “Disclose of Confidentiality of Modern Conscious in Knowledge Process”.

    He has studied as the research associate in Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Department of Sociology, in the years between 1993-1999. Bağlı has studied in Dicle University, the Department of Sociology in the years between 1999-2011; as the assistant professor in 1999, the head of the Department of Psychology in Dicle University, Faculty of Science and Letters in the years between 2000-2004, as the associate professor in 2006, the Member of the Board of Directors of Dicle University, Institute of Social Sciences in the years between 2003 -2007 and in 2012, he has become a Professor. He has worked as the Faculty Member in Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the years between 2010-2015.

    On the other hand, he has performed studies in Toronto University, Canada, in 2004, Houston University, USA, in 2009. He has 9 published works which 2 of them are written collaboratively, and over 150 articles and circulars published in the country and abroad. Bağlı has also conducted a series of projects on Honor Killing, Women’s Suicides in Batman, Levirate and Sororate Type marriages and significant Regional projects. In 2015, he is elected as the Şanlıurfa Deputy of AK Party in the 25th period on June 7, in general elections.

    Prof. Dr. Mazhar BAĞLI is assigned as the Rector of Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University on March 10, 2017 by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic, among the candidates suggested by the Council of Higher Education pursuant to the 130th Article of the Constitution of the Turkish Republic and the 13th Article of the Law of Higher Education number 2547. Bağlı, who was also a member of AK Party Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK) in the years between 2009-2015 writes articles in daily newspapers. He is married and has two children.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aynur ATMACA CAN

    Aynur Atmaca Can; she was born in 1972, in Denizli. She graduated from Izmir Atatürk Vocational School of Health in 1990. In 1996, she graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration. She has worked as a nurse at the hospitals of the Ministry of Health in Ankara and Istanbul for seven years.

    She has completed her undergraduate education in Istanbul University, the Faculty of Political Sciences, the Department of Public Administration (1996). She has received her Master’s Degree in Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, the Department of Local Administrations and Decentralization by her thesis on “A type of Housing Preference in Istanbul Urban Fabric and Cultural Structure Interaction: A Rumelihisarı Sample” (1998) and her doctorate degree by her thesis on “Examining the Relation between an Antique City and Value System of the Society Generating This Location: Athens Sample” (2003). In 2015, she has become an Associate Professor in Local Administrations, Urban and Environmental Policy field.

    She is still a faculty member in Marmara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, the Department of Local Administrations. She gives Urban Aesthetic, Local Administrations and Culture Policies, City and Culture Policies, Istanbul Culture and Aesthetic, City Image Buildings, Urbanization and City Culture courses.


Cihan AKTAŞ

    She is born in 1960, in Refahiye-Erzincan. She graduated from Beşikdüzü Teacher High School (1978) and Istanbul DGSA Architecture Faculty (1982). She has worked as an architecture, journalist and lecturer. Along with novels and short story books, she has published research and essay books on woman, publicity, art and art. In 2002, her book titled “From Sister to Woman” is found contrary to the Article 312 of Turkish Penal Code and recalled from the market; however, later, this recall decision is reversed. She has been awarded as the “Short Story Writer of the Year” in 1995 by the Writers Union of Turkey and in 1997 by Youth Magazine, and as the “Novelist of the Year” in 2002 by the Writers Union of Turkey. In 2009, her story book titled “A Perfect Picnic” is awarded by ESKADER as the short story book of the year. In 2015, she has been deemed worthy of Bursa the 15th Literature Days Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Award and in 2016, of Ömer Seyfettin Short Story Award with her book “You Would Know If You Were My Daughter”, and in the same year, of Necip Fazıl Novel-Short Story Award.
Between the years of 2008-2016, she has written in www.dunyabulteni.net site. Currently, she is writing for “Gerçek Hayat” and “Itibar” journals and, www.sonpeygamber. info site. She is also lecturing cinema culture courses at Eyüp Film Academy.

    She has presented “Wisdom Cinema” program with Suat Köçer at Eyüp Cafer Paşa Culture Center in 2013 and 2014. In the following year, she performed “The Other Side of the Moon” program which she has scrutinized the significant titles of the month in the same place. Currently, she is lecturing cinema culture courses at Eyüp Film Academy since 2015.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru ERDÖNMEZ

    After completing her architecture education in YTÜ Faculty of Architecture, she has continued her academic career in the same university. She has completed her master thesis in ITU on "Transparency in Architecture" and later, she has completed her doctorate study titled “Role of Public Spaces in Restructuring Society – Levent Maslak Reflection” in YTU, Faculty of Architecture.

    She has given lecture in Siegen University, Germany, as the guest professor in the years between 2006- 2007. In 2011, she has become an associate professor and continued her studies in YTU Faculty of Architecture as a faculty member. Her fields of specialty are Urban Design, Urban Transformation, New Structure Design in Existing Environment and Architectural Design. She speaks German and English.


İhsan AKTAŞ

    Ihsan Aktaş was born in 1964 in Bayburt. He has completed his elementary school and secondary school education in Bayburt. He has completed his Undergraduate education in Uludağ University Faculty of Theology and received his Master’s Degree in the same university, in the Institute of Social Sciences, the Department of Educational Sciences. Aktaş is continuing his Doctorate education in Arel University, Faculty of Science and Letters, the Department of Urbanization.

    Ihsan Aktaş is in the position of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genar Research Company and the Secretariat General of the Association of the City Council of Istanbul and he is also carrying out his Membership duties in Habitat 3 Preparation Committee, Sustainable Cities Consortium and Urban Researches Central Science Committee and he is also a writer in Daily Sabah newspaper. He has published articles on Urbanism Sociology and Political Sciences field.


Dr. Hasan TAŞÇI

    He was born in 1968, in Rize, Çayeli. He graduated from Haremtepe Veis Elementary School in 1979 and Çayeli Religious High School in 1986.

    After graduating from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration in 1991, he has received master’s degree in Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, the Department of Labor Economics, Social Policy Section with a thesis on “Effect of Personnel Training on Productivity in Enterprises”. In 2012, he has received doctorate degree with thesis titled “Urban Square- Urban Identity Relation; Üsküdar Square Sample”. He is married and has four children.


Dr. M.Cemil ARSLAN

    He was born in 1972. He has completed his Undergraduate education in Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration. He has made master’s degree in Marmara University, Local Administrations and Decentralization Program and Beykent University International Economic and Political Management Program. He has completed his Doctorate Education in Marmara University Local Administrations and Decentralization Program. After Doctorate education, he has continued his language and finance studies in the United Kingdom.

    He has started his business life in 1995, at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; he has worked as the Inspector, Expenses Manager and the Head of the Department of Financial Services and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Belbim A.Ş, Bimtaş A.Ş. and Istanbul Ulaşım A.Ş. In 2014, he was assigned as the General Secretary of the Union of Municipalities of Marmara.


Assistant Prof. Murat ŞENTÜRK

    He has completed his Undergraduate education in 2004, in Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, his Master’s Degree in Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Sociology with his study titled “Life Strategies of Poor Persons: Küçük Mustafa Paşa and Balat Samples”, in 2008. Also in the same department, he has completed his doctorate study in 2011 with his thesis titles “Istanbul, in Terms of Urban Interventions”.In 2013, he has been a guest researcher in City University of New York Center for Place Culture and Politics.

    Interest fields of Şentürk who is now working as the faculty member in Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, the Department of Sociology are urban interventions, city and politics, sociology of the place, poverty, family, media, technology dependence and sociology of aging.


Dr. Nureddin NEBATİ

    Nureddin Nebati was born in Şanlıurfa, Viranşehir, on January 1, 1964. His father’s name is Süleyman and his mother’s name is Emine. He is a Political Sciences Specialist; he graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration. He made his Master’s Degree in the same university, at the Institute of Social Sciences, in International Relations field. He received Doctorate title in Kocaeli University, Institute of Social Sciences, in Political Sciences and Public Administration field. He is also a businessman; he was engaged in textile. He has managed Gas Station. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors at MÜSIAD Headquarters and the Member of the Discipline Committee of Istanbul Chamber of Trade (ITO). He is still a member of MÜSIAD High Consultation Committee. His memberships in Istanbul University, Foundation and Association of the Graduates of Faculty of Political Sciences and Knowledge Dissemination Association, Ensar, Tügva, Önder and Utesav.

    He is elected as the member of the Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK) in AK Party the 4th Ordinary Congress. As the member of the Central Decision Board, he has worked as AK Party Head Office, Chairman of Financial and Administrative Affairs and Deputy of the Chairman in 2014-2015.He is selected as the Istanbul Deputy in the 24th Period and Şanlıurfa Deputy in the 25th Period. Nebati speaks intermediate English and little Arabic; he is married and has four children.


Atty. Özlem ZENGİN

    She is born in Tokat, on September 9, 1969. She has completed her elementary school and secondary school education in Tokat and high school education in Izmir. Zengin intended to study mathematical engineering, but later she was convinced that law is a mathematical operation coded by words instead of numbers and preferred faculty of law. She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1990.

    In her student years, she has written in Teklif, a law and actuality magazine. She has lived in the United States for a while after her graduation and worked as a teacher for a year after she has returned. Following that, she has worked as the producer and the presenter in Channel 7 Television in the program “From the Life” in the years between 1998-2001. In 2001, she has established Istanbul Woman and Family Research Center, IKAMER, with her close friends. In 2003, Member of the Board of Directors of Istanbul Province of AK Party.

    She has undertaken the position of Promotion and Media Chairman as the Deputy of the Provincial Chairman as of 2005. She has been the Provincial Member of the Board of Directors for three periods uninterruptedly in this period until 2011. She has returned to academic life after years to study postgraduate. She has received Master’s Degree in Marmara University, Institute of Social Sciences, in Religion Sociology field, with her thesis study “Sociological Change in Religion and Secularism Perception In the Light of Higher Judicial Decisions”.

    She was also a columnist in Yeni Akit newspaper at this time. On May 12, 2012, she is elected as the Chairman of AK Party Istanbul Provincial Woman’s Branches in the Third Ordinary Istanbul Provincial Woman’s Branches Congress.

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