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PRESIDENT

 

Assoc. Prof. Ümit KOCASAKAL, Attorney-at-Law (18025)

He was born in 1966 in Cologne, Germany. He graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1986 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1990. He worked as a legal practitioner followed by his academic career as an assistant at Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law Discipline at Galatasaray University in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. with his thesis on Money Laundering Crime in 2000. He was awarded the title of Associate Professor with his thesis on the Fundamentals of Criminal Code of the European Union in 2005. He has lectured at several universities. He has many published articles. He was in the position of the Chairman of Human Rights Center of Istanbul Bar Association between 2004-2006. He was an active member of the Board of Directors of Istanbul Bar Association between 2008-2010.He fulfilled his duty as the President of Istanbul Bar Association for the term 2010-2012. Proceeding further in his academic career as faculty, he is the current  Head of Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law Discipline at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. He speaks French.

E-mail: umitkocasakal@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

 

 

    

VICE-PRESIDENT

Mehmet DURAKOĞLU, Attorney-at-Law (14102)

He was born in 1956 in Sivas, Turkey. He graduated from Ankara Atatürk High School followed by a bachelor’s degree at Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1982. He started to work as a legal practitioner in 1986. He gave lectures in certificate programs on Foreign Trade. He has published articles on Foreign Trade. He was the member of the Executive Committee of Human Rights Center in Istanbul Bar Association. Having been in the position of an active member of Board of Directors of Istanbul Bar Association in 2004, he was assigned as the Vice-President of the Bar in 2006. He was the Vice-President of Istanbul Bar Association between 2010-2012. He served as a member in Association of Contemporary Living (ÇYDD) along with being an active member of Social Democracy Foundation (SODEV) and Turkish Social Economic and Political Research Foundation (TÜSES). He is married with two children. 
E-mail: mehmetdurakoglu@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

  

SECRETARY-GENERAL

Hüseyin ÖZBEK, Attorney-at-Law (16214)

He was born in 1951 in Kastamonu, Turkey. Following his graduation from Çorum Teacher’s School, he pursued his studies in the Department of Turkish Language in Erzurum Kazım Karabekir Education Institute. He worked as a Turkish teacher. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law. He was the member of the Bar Council and Executive Committee of Istanbul Bar Association between 2002-2004. He was in the position of Secretary General of Istanbul Bar Association for four respective terms 2004-2006, 2006-2008, 2008-2010 and 2010-2012. He writes novels and stories. He has published books in two literary genres which are essay and criticism. He is the member of High Advisory Board of the Foundation for the Promotion and Protection of Environment and Cultural Heritage (ÇEKÜL) and the member of Advisory Board of Union Foundation of People of 68s’. He is married with two children. He currently works as a legal practitioner.

E-mail: huseyinozbek@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

 

TREASURER

Ufuk ÖZKAP, Attorney-at-Law (16553)

He was born in 1963 in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from Pertevniyal High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Istanbul University, Faculty of Law. Following his duties as the member of Istanbul Bar Association Media Commission and Lawyers’ Rights Center and as Sultanahmet District Representative of Istanbul Bar Association, he held the position of Treasurer of Istanbul Bar Association between 2008-2010 and 2010-2012. As well as being one of the founders of Istanbul Bar Basketball Team, he is also a current member of the council working against Arbitration Code. He is also a member of the Protection Council of Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and Treasurer in the Board of Directors of Istanbul Bar Association.He is a member of Contemporary Lawyers Association (ÇHD), Istanbul University Law School Alumni Association, Pertevniyal Sports Club and Pertevniyal Alumni Association. He is married with a child and works as a legal practitioner.

E-mail: istanbul.hukuk@tnn.net

 

MEMBER

Füsun DİKMENLİ, Attorney-at-Law (8819)

She was born in 1951. She is married with two children and has three grandchildren. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1972. Following her position as a Board member of Istanbul Bar Association between 1994-1996, she became the Chairman of Civil Law Department in Vocational Training Center (Attorney Traineeship Education Center) and gave lectures on Civil Law for a term of four years. She worked as a member of the Executive Committee of Human Rights Center in Istanbul Bar Association and the Vice-Chairperson of the Bar Assembly, each lasted for one term. She was assigned as a delegate of Istanbul Bar Association to the Union of Turkish Bar Associations for two terms. She also served as an Executive Committee member of Istanbul Bar Association Vocational Training Center along with a delegate to the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA). She was a Board Member between 2010-2012.

E-mail: aysedikmenli@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

 

 

MEMBER

Aydeniz Alisbah TUSKAN, Attorney-at-Law (10048)

She was born in 1950 in Istanbul, Turkey.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1973.  Having started the profession as a bank lawyer, she currently works as a legal practitioner. She was the President of the Foundation of Turkish Women Jurists between 1996-2000 and the Spokesperson of National NGO’s between 2007-2009. She is the current Chairwoman of the Customer Rights Center of Istanbul Bar Association along with the founding member of Women’s Rights Commission of Turkish Bar Associations. She worked as the Chairwoman of the Women’s Commission of Istanbul Bar Association between 2004-2006.  She currently chairs Women’s Rights Center of Istanbul Bar Association and has been teaching customer rights course in the Vocational Training Center and the Community Academy at Bahçeşehir University.  She was a delegate to the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA) and she was a Board Member between 2010-2012. She is married with a daughter.

E-mail: aydeniztuskan@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

Süreyya TURAN, Attorney-at-Law (14253)

She was born in 1964 in Trabzon. She graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1985. She served in the Turkish Women Jurists’ Foundation as a Board Member, Secretary-General, Auditing Committee Member and Vice-President, respectively. Participating in the workshops organized by the said Foundation, she also gave lectures on the topics within the scope of the Foundation’s activities. Moreover, she is also involved in training activities during which women’s and children’s issues have been raised. She was an active member of Culture and Art Commission and Public Defenders Commission under Istanbul Bar Association. She held the position of Bar Assembly Council Member between 2006-2010 and Deputy (Acting) Chairman of the same Council between 2010-2012. She was a delegate to the Union of Turkish Bar Association (UTBA) for two terms.She lectured at the Lawyers in Practice Department on the professional offenses committed by the lawyers on-job and on virtual proceeding. She took a role as a lecturer in the Progressive Trainings Project on the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, an initiative jointly run by the Council of Europe and the UTBA, and within this scope she lectured lawyers in Izmir, Trabzon and Istanbul. Her presentations in these seminars are accessible on the official website of the UTBA. Other official duties she fulfilled are the membership in the Executive Committee of the City Council of Bakırköy Yerel Gündem 21, the Presidency of the Health Council, the Vice-Presidency of the Women’s Assembly of the City Council. She is currently fulfilling her duty as the Vice-President of the Women’s Assembly of Sarıyer City Council. She is Elif and Esin’s mother.
E-mail: sureyyaturan@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

Turgay DEMİRCİ, Attorney-at-Law(15614)

He was born in 1963 in Zonguldak, Turkey. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1987. He was assigned as the Chairman of Sports Commission of Istanbul Bar Association, the member of the Executive Committee of Vocational Training Center as well as the faculty of the Department of Code of Conduct and Applied Attorneyship between  2002-2004. He worked as the Deputy Secretary General in the Board of Directors of Turkish Penal Law Association for a term.  Being a current member of Istanbul District Criminal Council of Youth and Sports General Directorate, he has several published vocational articles and books. He was in the position of Board Member in Istanbul Bar Association between 2008-2010 and 2010-2012. He is teaching in Arnavutköy Police Academy. He has been working as a legal practitioner since 1989. He has an ongoing duty as the Chairman of the Council of Code of Criminal Procedure (CMK) in the Union of Turkish Bar Associations. He is married with two children.

E-mail: turgaydemirci@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

Özlem AKSUNGAR, Attorney-at-Law (21307)

She was born in 1969 in İzmir, Turkey. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Marmara University, Faculty of Law. She works as a legal practitioner in Kadıköy, Istanbul. She was Kadıköy District Representative of Istanbul Bar Association between 2006-2008 followed by her services as a member in the Executive Committees of both Quality Coordination Center and Commission for Research and Development of the Legislation. Besides, she was Executive Committee Member of Attorney Rights Center. She held the position of a Board Member between 2010-2012. She serves in several NGO’s.

E-mail: ozlemaksungar@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

İsmail ALTAY, Attorney-at-Law(21826)

He was born in 1970 in Giresun, Turkey. He earned two bachelor’s degrees, one from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law and the other from Anadolu University, Faculty of Management. Upon the completion of his B.A., he earned his Ph.D. degrees both in economy law at Bilgi University and stock exchange at Marmara University. After working as in-house in several banks and financial institutions, he currently works as a legal practitioner and a legal expert. He has lectured at Marmara and Doğuş Universities. He has several publications on finance law and sports law. He was assigned as the Vice-Chairman of a commission and a center in Istanbul Bar Association, namely the Commission for Lawyers Working in Corporations, Public Sector and Law Firms, Center of Republican Law and Culture. Being a founder of it, he chaired Banking and Financial Institutions Commission. He is the founding Board member of Sports Law Institute as well as a member of Turkish National Paralympic Committee and Turkish Sports Federation for the Physically Disabled. He was a Board Member of Istanbul Bar Association between 2010-2012. He is married with one daughter.

E-mail: ismailaltay@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

   

MEMBER

Hasan KILIÇ, Attorney-at-Law (30497)

Hasan Kılıç, the President of Young Lawyers Union, earned his bachelor’s degree from East Mediterranean University with honorary degree and has been going on further with his M.A. on Human Rights Law at Istanbul Bilgi University. He held several positions in Istanbul Bar Association as a Bar Assembly Member, District Representative, Secretary-General, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Lawyers’ Rights Center. Furthermore, he played an active role in the Department of Code of Criminal Procedure (CMK), Media Commission and the Executive Committee of Children’s Rights Center. He has been a member of Human Rights Center, Center for Reviewing and Monitoring the Preliminary Rulings and Final Rulings of the Courts of First Instance (MAHKIM) and Intellectual Property Rights Center. He was a Board Member of Istanbul Bar Association between the years 2010-2012. He is a current member of Association of Contemporary Living (ÇYDD), Turkish Youth Union (TGB) and Union of National NGO’s (USTKB). He is the Chief Editor of HGB Magazine.

E-mail: hasankilic@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

     

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