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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 two consecutive terms, 2010-2012 and 2012-2014. 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: info@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

 

 

    

VICE-PRESIDENT

Mehmet DURAKOĞLU, Attorney-at-Law (14102)

She was born in 1960 in Ankara. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University Law School in 1981. She has been working as a legal practitioner upon her graduation and completion of her attorney traineeship. She was Bakırköy District Representative of Istanbul Bar Association. She served as a member of the Executive Committees of Vocational Training Center of Istanbul Bar Association. She also held the following positions: Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA) delegate, Member of the Publishing Committee and Executive Committee Member of Consumers’ Rights and Competition Law Center of Istanbul Bar Association. She taught Attorneyship Law classes in the Vocational Training Center. She served as a member of the Disciplinary Council of Istanbul Bar Association between 2012-2014.
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 five consecutive terms 2004-2006, 2006-2008, 2008-2010 2010-2012, 2012-2014. 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

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 and 2012-2014. She is married with a daughter.
E-Mail:aydeniztuskan@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

Av.Necmi ŞİMŞEK (8781)

He was born in 29.09.1948. He graduated from Kütahya High School in 1965 and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University Law School in 1970. He was registered to Istanbul Bar Association in 1973 and he has been practicing as an attorney-at-law in Silivri since then. He is married to Prof. Dr. Meral Şimşek. He has two children, İdem and Ata Erdem. He has a granddaughter, Lara.
E-Mail: necmisimsek@mynet.com

 

MEMBER

Sevgi BARUTÇU, Attorney-at-Law (12825)

She was born in 1960 in Ankara. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University Law School in 1981. She has been working as a legal practitioner upon her graduation and completion of her attorney traineeship. She was Bakırköy District Representative of Istanbul Bar Association. She served as a member of the Executive Committees of Vocational Training Center of Istanbul Bar Association. She also held the following positions: Union of Turkish Bar Associations (UTBA) delegate, Member of the Publishing Committee and Executive Committee Member of Consumers’ Rights and Competition Law Center of Istanbul Bar Association. She taught Attorneyship Law classes in the Vocational Training Center. She served as a member of the Disciplinary Council of Istanbul Bar Association between 2012-2014.
E-Mail: sevgibarutcu@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

MEMBER

Şahin Erol, Attorney-at-Law (12920)  

He was born in Zile (Acıpınar village), Tokat in 1953. He went to primary school in his village, Acıpınar, between 1959-1964. He had his completed his secondary education in Zile High School between 1965-1968. As he passed the military school examination in 1968, he was enrolled to Kuleli Military High School. Upon completion of his high school education in 1971, he was enrolled to Ankara Military Academy. He graduated from the Academy on August 30 in 1974. He succeeded in the university entrance examination in 1975, which enabled him to enter Ankara University Law School. He resigned from Turkish Armed Forces, or TSK, in June 1981. He earned his bachelor’s degree in June 1982. He has been practicing as an attorney-at-law since October 1983. He got married with Nursafi Güler, a primary school teacher, in 1978. He has two sons, Deniz born in 1979 and Emre born in 1981. He practiced in Taksim between 1983-1995. He moved his law office to Esenyurt from Taksim in 1995 and from Taksim to Avcılar 1999. He has been practicing in Büyükçekmece since 2002. He has served as the Büyükçekmece Courthouse Representative of Istanbul Bar Association since 2010. He was assigned in UTBA Istanbul delegation in the General Assemblies held in 2010 and 2012.
E-Mail: avsahinerol@hotmail.com

 

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 mock trial. 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 was a Board Member of Istanbul Bar Association between 2012-2014. She also served as the Coordinator of Human Rights Center, Labor and Social Security Law Commission, Inhouse Counsel and Public Lawyers Council between 2012-2014. She has been 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

Av.Cengiz YAKA, Attorney-at-Law (15412)

He was born in Istanbul in 1964. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Trabzon. He graduated from Istanbul University Law School in 1987. He held the following positions: UTBA delegate between 2006-2008, Vice-Chair of Istanbul Bar Association Media Law Commission, Chair of Lawyers’ Rights Center, Vice-Chairman of the Bar Assembly. He served as a member of the Disciplinary Council of Istanbul Bar Association for two consecutive terms, 2010-2012 and 2012-2014. He is married with three children.
E-Mail:
cengizyaka@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

 

MEMBER

Prof.Dr.Serap Keskin Kiziroğlu, Attorney-at-Law (17430)

She was born in November 24, 1964 in İzmir, Turkey as his father was a civil servant there. She has been living in Sarıyer, Istanbul since 1969. She graduated from Beşiktaş Girls School in 1981 and from Istanbul University in May 1985. She started her postgraduate studies in the field of Public Law at the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul University in September 1985. She took the first step in the academic life as a research assistant in the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law Discipline at Istanbul University Law School in February 1986. Her father passed away in the same year. She successfully completed her master’s thesis on “Deliberate Bodily Harm within the framework of Turkish Criminal Law” in 1987 and she started with her Ph.D. studies. She was unanimously awarded the title of doctor of public law with her thesis on “Illegality as a Reason for Appeal in Criminal Law” in 1996. Her thesis was published as a book. She was commissioned as assistant professor in 1998. She was awarded the title of associate professor in Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law on May 17, 2004. She was commissioned as an associate professor in November same year. Her primary piece of work is her book on “Patent and Brand Protection with Criminal Norms within the scope of Intellectual Property Rights”. She retired from Istanbul University Law School in June 2009. Then, she started working for a private university. She was commissioned as a professor of law in September 2010. Violation of Immunity of Domicile in Turkish Criminal Law no. 5237 is her major book presented for her professorship. She participated in several symposiums, panels, conferences and workshops besides her published articles and papers on her field of expertise. She was an Executive Committee Member of the Vocational Training Center of Istanbul Bar Association between February 2013-October 2014. She is a Board Member of Turkish Criminal Law Association for the last two terms. She is married to Ass. Prof. Ahmet Mithat Kiziroğlu (Labor Economics and International Relations) and she has a son, N. Kaan Kiziroğlu.
E-Mail: serapkiziroglu@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 for between two consecutive terms, 2010-2012 and 2012-2014.
E-Mail: hasankilic@istanbulbarosu.org.tr

     

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