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DDA Office

Taking pleasure in making efforts for checks and balances, our team works to make all our fields of work stronger and more visible with the contribution of our members.

Our Research and Development, Advocacy and Field, Mecliste.org and Communication units create content about important developments that related to the Turkish society while working for the implementation of a participatory and transparent legislation process at the same time. Training is given to NGO representatives and citizens on one hand, and active participation-oriented activities are organized on the other. To make all these efforts visible and reach a higher number of citizens, various content is produced on a range of platforms from YouTube videos to social media accounts and podcasts.

In brief, as we leave behind our 10 years, we think different and solve together.

Hayriye Ataş – CBN Project General Coordinator

Obtained her B.A degree in American Studies from Ankara University, and her M.A degree in International Relations and European Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University, CIFE Institute. Worked as a good governance expert in various development projects implemented by the UNDP, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Ministry of Development, AFAD, TODAIE with the European Union funding. Joined CBN Turkey in 2016 and worked as General Director since February, 2019.

Hakan Yavuzyılmaz – Research and Policy Development Coordinator

Received his B.A degree from Bilkent University Political Science and Public Administration Department, M.A degree from Suffolk University in International Relations, PhD from Hacettepe University, department of Political Science. Following his PhD studies, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Nottingham University, Department of Politics and International Relations. Currently, he is teaching at Başkent University, Department of Political Science and International Relations. His academic work was published in international journals such as Party Politics and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. In 2020, he started working at the CBN as a political analyst. Since May 2021, he has been working at the CBN as Research and Policy Development Coordinator.

Handan Ceren Bayar – Communication Coordinator

Graduated from the Department of Journalism in Ankara University, Faculty of Communication. Worked as a correspondent and editor at Merkez News Agency, The New Anatolian Newspaper, internethaber.com and IMC TV. Following 12 years of experience as a journalist, she worked as politics and press consultant at the Turkish Grand National Assembly. In July 2021, the joined the CBN as Communication Coordinator.

Eren Çağdaş Bilgiç – Mecliste.org Program Coordinator

Eren Çağdaş Bilgiç graduated from the Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture in Bilkent University. He got an MSc. Degree in Urban Planning Programme in Istanbul Technical University with his thesis entitled “the assessment of basin conservation plan as a tool for ecological resilience”. He still continues his PhD studies City and Regional Planning in METU. Beside his project background, academic career and awards, he took part in project cycles within several NGOs. He joined the CBN team as mecliste.org program coordinator in July 2021.

Atlas Arslan – Editor

Studied at Ankara University, Faculty of Languages, History and Geography. Graduated from Selcuk University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism. Worked as a reporter at Anka News Agency, Akşam, Yurt and Birgün Newspapers. Prepared and presented news and program content in Birgün Media. Prepared and edited content for various magazines and news portals. Worked as a press coordinator and editor at the Flying Broom Foundation. Mostly writes books on women's studies in the form of literary reportage. Her two published books are Kişer Pari Mama (Women Reject War) and Babaannemin Kızkardeşleri (Grandma's Sisters). She joined the CBN team as editor in June 2021.

Demet Şöhret Boz – Digital Media and Content Developer

She completed her undergraduate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Communication. After working as a social media and content editor in various advertising agencies since 2015, she assumed digital communication specialist task on a project basis at the Civil Society Development Center in 2020. She has been working as social media and content manager at the CBN since June 2021.

Nilüfer Demiroğlu – Fields and Campaigns Associate

She got her bachelor’s degree in International Relations at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. She did internship at TÜSİAD Ankara Representative Office between May 2018 and September 2018. She worked as an intern at the Checks and Balances Network between August 2019 and April 2020, and as a Project Assistant from May 2020 to March 2021. She has been working as a Fields and Campaigns Associate at the Checks and Balances Network since April 2021.

Yeşim Özgel – CBN Project Finance and Administrative Affairs Officer

Born in 1975 in Ankara. Completed her primary, secondary and high school education at Private Yükseliş College. In 2000, graduated from the Department of Economics of Anadolu University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Between 2001 and 2011, worked in different positions such as pharmaceutical representative, regional manager and sales manager. Between 2011 and 2016, worked as an executive assistant. Between January 2017 and March 2019, she worked as Logistics and Administrative Affairs Officer at the Checks and Balances Network secretariat. She has been working as Financial and Administrative Affairs Officer since April 2019.

Mert Can Yazıcı – Project Assistant

Mert Can Yazıcı obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Ege University. In the 2019-2020 academic year, he was awarded the Jean Monnet scholarship and graduated from the Advanced Master of European Politics and Policies programme at KU Leuven. He did internships at the Strategic Research Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 2019 and at the TUSIAD EU Representative Office between September 2020 and June 2021. He has been working as a Project Assistant at the Checks and Balances Network since July 2021.

Yasemin Bingöl - Officer

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