Mediators of Turkey
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 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.