Abdulkadir Ozden is a Re- search Associate in Eskisehir Osmangazi University. His work is centered around designing and improving transportation systems for safe and efficient traffic flow on different traffic modes -roadways, railways, waterways, and airways. He holds a Ph.D. and MCE from University of Delaware, and a B.S. from Ataturk University.
Bora Karanfil was born in Istanbul/Bakirkoy in 1981. Years of education and training during years after the end of the cultivars studied in school, completed his BS at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2008. Completed MS degree in 2011 at Wilmington University, USA. Still lives and work in USA.
Burak Gunacti is VP and one of three founder of east coast Turkish association. Burak has been in the USA since September 1998. While he was working, he continued his education at Wilmington University under Computer and Network Security major. Burak has been happily married since 2002. Burak has really strong roots to Turkey since his mother and brother still live in there. He would like to be great resource to Ecta to help Turkish community who lives in the United States
Fatih Ozonur is from Izmir, Turkey. He studied Criminal Justice during in University and is currently a Security Speacilist. holds a Ph.D. and MCE from University of Delaware, and a B.S. from Ataturk University.
Dan grew up in Pennsylvania, attended university in Canada, and lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey for a while. He is married to the love of his life and has 4 amazing children who are probably interrupting him right now. He loves driving his Jeep, eating good food and doing stuff.
Fatih Kirsanli was born in Altindag in 1990. After receiving his bachelor’s from Erzurum Ataturk University in 2012, he worked as a research assistant in the same institution for 4 months.
Afterwards, he qualified to receive a scholarship provided by the National Education Ministry of Turkey in 2013. He completed his MS degree in Economics at Texas A&M University. Then, he started his PhD in Economics at Colorado State University. His interests are macroeconomics, political economy, and institutional economics.
Besides being a columnist for International Heritage Magazine, he has his own blog in Turkish. He also has memberships of several associations and institutions.
Gokberk Durmaz is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of Tsukuba in Japan. He held a MA degree in International (Japan) Studies from the same university. He studied English and American History at Uni- versity of Delaware, US. He also a sponsored-scholar, for his graduate studies, by Turkish Ministry of National Education.
Hayal Ece Ozer was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She moved to the United States in 2007. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science & International Relations and a second degree in Political Communication from the University of Delaware.
Hayal Ece Ozer has experience as an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, and as a research assistant at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). She also Worked in the 2012 US presidential elections as a field organizer.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Sociology, he studied MS Human Resources Management at Wilmington University.
Upon earning his Master’s degree, he started to work as a Training Specialist for a Construction Company. Since 2008 He gained different Titles as Marketing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Human Resource Manag- er and finally General Manager/ VP in the same company.
He is a cofounder and current President of ECTA East Coast Turkish Association. Mr. Guclu also serves as a Board Member of Turkish American Steering Committee. He regularly volunteers at benefit events that serve the local community. Turgut and his wife have a son and daughter and live in state of Delaware.
Born in NYC and raised in Pennsylvania and Delaware, Matt has a deep appreciation of all the various culture and heritages that the world has to offer as well as all the outstanding food. He loves to travel and learn more about the world around him. When he’s not being a Sales Manager at a private company he also moonlights as a writer for his favorite publication the International Heritage Magazine.