Special Advisers

  • Ömer Gökçekuş

    Special Advisor on Economy

    Ömer Gökçekuş, who was born in 1964 in Gönyeli, completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Gönyeli Primary School and Türk Maarif College in Cyprus. In 1986 he got his degree and in 1988 he got his master’s degree in economics from Middle East Technical University. He received his PhD in economics in 1994 from Duke University, USA. More...

  • Meltem Onurkan Samani

    Special Advisor on Political Affairs and History

    Academic-Historian Meltem Onurkan Samani received her bachelor degree in History from Middle East Technical University and completed her Master’s and Phd in History from Hacettepe University. She has served in various academic and administrative positions at European University of Lefke (EUL) since 1995. More...


    Gül Guresun

    Special Advisor on Defence

    Gül Güresun was born on 27 December 1966 in Baf. She completed her primary and secondary education in Güzelyurt, and graduated from Kurtuluş Lycee. She graduated from Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ankara Middle East Technical University in 1990 and she completed master’s degree program at International Relations/European Communities Faculty, Ankara University in 1995. More...

  • Sülen Karabacak

    Advisor for Legal Affairs

    Born in Nicosia in 1973, Sülen Karabacak Mehrübeoğlu graduated from the Departments of Political Science and Economics of University of Rochester (New York, USA) in 1995. In 1998 she earned the “Juris Doctor” title from Albany Law School (New York, USA). She has been practicing law as a lawyer registered to New York State Bar and the TRNC Bar since 1999 More

  • Rüya Taner

    Special Advisor on Arts

    Ruya Taner, acknowledged as one of the Turkey´s new generation leading concert pianists and a steinway artist, is originally from Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Her musical training began with her father, which followed studies at Ankara State Conservatoire with Mithat Fenmen and Tulga Cetiz. More...

  • Ali Bizden

    Communication Coordinator
    Ali Bizden was born in Nicosia in 1972. He is graduated from Ortaköy Primary School, 20 Temmuz High School, completed his graduate studies in Ege University-Faculty of Communication and his postgraduate degree in Ankara University- Social Sciences Institute, Department of Journalism.