Leadership & Staff


Director-General

Ozgur Tufekci founded the CESRAN International on 01 November 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Int’l Relations at Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey. 

He holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK and a PhD in Sociology and International Relations from Coventry University, UK.

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Deputy Director-General

Rahman Dag, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Adiyaman University in Turkey. 

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Executive Committee

Mark Meirowitz, Professor – SUNY Maritime College, USA

Murat Cemrek, Professor – Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey



Staff

Ekrem Ok, Staff Director | [email protected]


Ebru BirinciResearch Director

She is Research Director at CESRAN International. Ebru Birinci is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Political Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University. She received her master’s degree from Karadeniz Technical University. She is an interview editor of the Political Reflection Magazine. Her research interests are foreign policy studies, Russian foreign policy, Russian-Israeli relations.

Email: ebru.birinci [@] cesran.org


Ruhullah Afshar, Research Fellow

He is Assistant Editor of the Political Reflection Magazine and Research Fellow at CESRAN International. He is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University and obtained his BA degree from Karadeniz Technical University.  Currently, he is based in Poland.

Email: ruhullah.afshar [@] cesran.org


Oğuzhan Cakir, Research Fellow

He is a research fellow at CESRAN International. Oguzhan Cakir is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University. His research interests are defence policies and technologies, the revolution in military affairs and security studies. 

Email: oguzhan.cakir [@] cesran.org


Rukiye Patan, Research Fellow

She is currently a Research Fellow at CESRAN International. She is an MA student in the Department of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey.  Her research interests are Rising Powers, Eurasianism, Russian Foreign Policy and War Studies.

Email: rukiye.patan [@] cesran.org