Hermine Sayan (Secretary)
info[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 212

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)
muratgozoglu[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 233

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)
zeyneptaskin[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 226

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)
nayatkarakose[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 225

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.

Sumru Tamer (Project Coordinator)
sumrutamer[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 233

She is graduated from Boğaziçi University Sociology Department in 2014. She has been studying in the same department and working on her thesis research recently.

Zelal Karataş (Project Coordinator)

She completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology and Ethnology Double Major Program at Ankara University in 2014. She continues her thesis research in General Sociology and Methodology Program at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.


Merve Nebioğlu (ASULIS Laboratory Coordinator)
mervenebioglu[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 229

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.

Gamze Tosun (Media Watch on Hate Speech Project Coordinator)
gamzetosun[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 228

She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of Western Languages and Literature at Boğaziçi University in 2015. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Cultural Studies at Sabancı University.

Funda Tekin (Media Watch on Hate Speech Research Coordinator)
fundatekin[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 228

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)
ezgikan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 229

She graduated from Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations in 2016. She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies at Sabanci University.

Şeyma Özkan (Media Watch on Hate Speech Researcher)
seymaozkan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 228

She received her undergraduate degree at Galatasaray University, Department of Sociology in 2017.


Burcu Becermen (Programme Coordinator)
burcubecermen[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 225

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-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Coordinator)
zeynepsungur[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 227

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.

Cem Arslan (Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Coordinator)
cemarslan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 227

He studied engineering at Ozyegin University. He completed social entrepreneurship programme at University of Connecticut as a scholar of US Consulate General Istanbul. Between 2012 and 2014, he had worked as a UNV under the programme of UNDP at Habitat Association and continued his work as a project assistant to International Entrepreneurship Initiative until 2017.

Sona Dilanyan (Programme Researcher)
sonadilanyan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 225

Sona has received her undergraduate degree in Middle East Studies from Yerevan State University in 2013 and completed a graduate degree in Cultural Studies at Sabanci University in 2017.

Çağdaş Özbakan (Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process Programme Communication Coordinator)
cagdasozbakan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 227

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 (Multimedia Responsible)

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 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 (Programme Coordinator)
vahaknkeshishian[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 239

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.

İclal Ayşe Küçükkırca (Programme Coordinator)
aysekucukkirca[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 230

Ayse Küçükkırca graduated from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and completed her MA and PhD research at the Binghamton University, NY with her dissertation titled as Homelessness and Homemaking. Later she has worked at Mardin Artuklu University.

Mehmet Polatel (Programme Research Coordinator)
mehmetpolatel[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 231

After graduating from Middle East Technical University, he received his master’s degree from Koç University and his PhD from Boğaziçi University. His dissertation title is 'Armenians and the Land Question in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1914.'

Lebriz İsvan (Cultural Heritage of Anatolia Project Coordinator)
lebrizisvan[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 231

She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2013. She continues her thesis studies in International Relations MA program at the same university.

Koray Löker (Cultural Heritage of Anatolia Project Editor)
korayloker[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 239

Koray Löker graduated from Bilkent University in 2004 and holds a master's degree in Media and Visual Studies (2008) from the same university. He has worked at several universities and publishing houses before co-founding Kara Plak Publishing house in 2016.

Karun Özçelik (Projects Coordinator)
karunozcelik[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 230

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.

Lara Taş (Responsible of Programme Archive)
laratas[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 230

She graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University - Classical Archeology Department with first place in 2010. Completed her master’s degree at the Social Sciences Faculty of the same university about historical Cilicia’s Roman Civilisation and Urbanism Development Program, which includes Adana, Mersin and Hatay.

Arican Paker (Programme Assistant)
aricanpaker[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 230

He studies Sociology at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University since 2013.


Norayr Olgar (Library & Archive)
norayrolgar[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 235

He graduated from Plato College of Higher Education, Department of Public Relations in 2014.​

Kayuş Çalıkman Gavrilof (Library & Archive)
kayuscalikman[at]hrantdink.org - ext: 232

She has gradueted from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ceramic and Glass Department. She has gradueted at Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Information and Document Management.