Hermine Sayan (Secretary) 
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After graduating from Melkonian Educational Institute, she worked at Amerikan Bord & Redhouse Press/SEV Yayıncılık for many years and retired in 2007. She has been working at Hrant Dink Foundation since its establishment.

Murat Gözoğlu (Accountant)
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He received his Associate degree on Finance from the Social Sciences Faculty at Kadir Has University and Bachelor’s degree on Management at Anadolu University. He continues his education on Public Finance at Anadolu University and his trainings to receive his title as Certified Public Accountant.

Zeynep Taşkın (General Coordinator)
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She graduated from Vienna University of Economics and Business. Since 1995, she has been working as a project coordinator in a range of NGOs. She is responsible for fundraising and the general coordination of the Foundation.

Nayat Karaköse (Programme Coordinator)
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Nayat Karaköse received her BA degree in sociology from the Galatasaray University. She completed her MA degree in ‘Theory and Practice of Human Rights’ at University of Essex. In fall 2014, she became one of the fellows of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability fellowship program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.


Merve Nebioğlu (ASULIS Project Coordinator)
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She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of Sociology at Galatasaray University in 2013; graduate degree from Cultural Studies Program at Sabanci University in 2015 and from the Department of Sociology at Galatasaray University in 2016.

Pınar Ensari (Media Watch on Hate Speech Project Coordinator)
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She received her undergraduate degree from the departments of Philosophy and Political Science & Relations (Double Major Program) at Bogazici University in 2010; graduate degree from Cultural Studies Program at Sabanci University in 2012. She is also a member of the 'Women Mobilizing Memory', a working group of Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference.

Funda Tekin (Media Watch on Hate Speech Research Coordinator)
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She graduated from Bahçeşehir University, Department of Journalism and Political Science & International Relations Double Major Programme in 2015.

Ezgi Kan (Media Watch on Hate Speech Researcher)

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She graduated from Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations in 2016.


Burcu Becermen (Turkey-Armenia Programme Coordinator) 
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She received her BA from Hacettepe University, Department of Translation and Interpretation in 2014. She has collaborated with various civil society organisations in cross-border dialogue and cooperation programmes. She is a free-lance conference interpreter, and a member of the Conference Interpreters Association of Turkey.

Zeynep Sungur (Turkey-Armenian Fellowship Scheme Project Coordinator)
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She graduated from Bilkent University International Relations with BA degree in 2008. She holds two MA degrees, one from King’s College International Peace and Security Programme and one from Sabanci University Political Sciences Programme.

Nazlı Türker (Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Project Coordinator) 
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She received her BA degree in 2012 from Dokuz Eylül University on International Relations. She continued her studies at Sabanci University Political Science Programme and received MA degree in 2015.

Çağdaş Özbakan (Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Programme Communication Coordinator)
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He completed his Bachelor studies at Sabanci University on Social and Political Sciences in 2009. In 2014, he graduated from European Studies Programme at Flensburg University, Germany and received his MA degree.

Aren Arda Kaya (Turkey-Armenia Programme Multimedia Responsible) 
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He completed his undergraduate education in Istanbul Bilgi University Media and Communication Systems in 2012. He has served various brands in his field of video production and digital marketing with his own company. He is continuing his graduate education in İstanbul Bilgi University Media and Communication Systems.

Anna Yeghoyan (Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Project Coordinator)

Having two undergraduate degrees in education, social work and social policy (2001-2006), she recently graduated as an Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices from Geneva Graduate Institute (2015-2016).


Vahakn Keshishian (History Programme Coordinator) 
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Comes from Aleppo. BA in Political Sciende from Haigazian University in Lebanon in 2008. MA in Public Administration from American University of Beirut in 2014. Lives in Istanbul since 2015.

Nagehan Uskan (Cultural Heritage of Anatolia Project Coordinator) 
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Nagehan Uskan studied cinema at the universities of Bologna and Lyon 2, and is currently a Phd Candidate in Sociology at Mimar Sinan University of Istanbul.

Selin Sönmez (Cultural Heritage of Anatolia Researcher)
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She graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning, the Faculty of Architecture in Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2015. Afterwards, she took her master’s degree in the field of ‘Urban Planning and Sustainability’ from Université François-Rabelais in 2016. She is continuing her works about sustainability of urban historical areas. 

Karun Özçelik (History Projects Coordinator)
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She graduated from Sainte Pulcherie French High School in 2007. She continued her studies on plastic arts and psychology between 2007 and 2012 in Université De Provence.

Arican Paker (Researcher)

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He studies Sociology at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University since 2013.


Norayr Olgar (Library & Archive)
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​He graduated from Plato College of Higher Education, Department of Public Relations in 2014.​

Kayuş Çalıkman Gavrilof (Library & Archive)
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She has gradueted from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramic and Glass Department. She continues her education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Information and Document Management.