Turkey

Mediators of Turkey

 Ayse Betul Celik

Ayse Betul Celik

Ayşe Betül Çelik is a full professor, teaching conflict analysis and resolution, and political science at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2002. She has been a visiting scholar in the American University (2009) and the University of Sydney (2013). Her work focuses on ethnicity, forced migration, reconciliation, civil society, and gender in peacebuilding and peacemaking. She is also trained in dialogue, UNSCR 1325 NAP writing, problem-solving workshops, negotiation, and conflict mapping. She served as a consultant to several civil society organizations on gender and peace, and is a founding member of Peace Foundation, and Center for Excellence for Women and Gender Studies at Sabancı University. She teaches conflict resolution, and gender equality to civil society, private companies, and public schools. As a founding member of the Turkish antenna of the MWMN, Prof. Çelik actively works for teaching gender-sensitive mediation, and organizes conflict resolution dialogue groups among diverse group of women in Turkey.

Geographical expertise: Turkey
Topical expertise: Conflict Resolution, Gender and peacebuilding, Ethnic Conflict, Peace processes
Languages: Turkish, English

Yakin Ertürk

Yakin Ertürk

Yakin Ertürk  is  a  professor  of  sociology, serving  as  faculty  member  at  various  universities. Her  other  professional  experiences  include:  consultancies  for  national  and  international  agencies  on  rural  development  projects;  employment  as  director  of  UN  entities;  international  and  regional  human  rights  monitoring  mandates,  including  special  rapporteur  on  violence  against  women. Most recently  she has held the position of Global  Visiting  Associate at Rutgers  University and  the  Center  for  Women’s  Global  Leadership  (CWGL), from September 2017 to April  2018. She is the author of the book “Violence  without  Borders:  Paradigm,  Policy  and  Praxis  Concerning  Violence  against  Women”, published originally in Turkish and translated in English in 2016.