Türkiye is a country of diverse landscapes, cultures, and histories, but it also faces challenges related to marginalisation and inequality. Its marginalised regions often struggle with issues such as poverty, limited infrastructure, inadequate healthcare, and educational disparities. The southeastern part of Turkey, for instance, has faced longstanding challenges due to a combination of historical, social, and political factors. The predominantly Kurdish population in this region has experienced periods of tension and conflict, impacting their socio-economic well-being. Similarly, the eastern Anatolia region has also faced challenges including a lack of robust infrastructure, economic underdevelopment, and restricted access to essential services.
While progress has been made, there is still much work to be done to ensure that all regions of Türkiye can thrive and contribute to the country's overall development. By acknowledging and addressing the unique needs and challenges of its marginalised regions, Türkiye can move closer to achieving a more inclusive and prosperous future for all its citizens.
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Meet MARGISTAR's Turkish Members
Dr. Yaşar Selman GültekinResearcher at Düzce University
Yaşar has been a researcher at Düzce University since 2005 and is now an associate professor. He earned his PhD in forest economics at Düzce University, Natural Science Institute Forest Engineering, in 2015. His research focuses on forest economics, stakeholder analysis, participation, ecotourism, and structural equation modelling.
Dr. Pınar GültekinAssociate Professor at Düzce University
Pinar is an Associate professor in Landscape Architecture Department at Düzce University
Mrs Yildiz Bahceci̇ OzturkResearch Assistant at Düzce Üniversity
Yildiz is a Research Assistant at Faculty of Forestry in Düzce Üniversity
Dr. Murat SarginciAssistant Professor at Düzce Üniversity
Murat is an Assistant Professor Doctor at Soil Science and Ecology Department in Forest Engineering Department in Faculty of Forestry.
Dr. Can VatandaşlarAssistant Professor at Artvin Çoruh University
Can is an Assistant Professor of Forest Management at Artvin Coruh University Faculty of Forestry (Turkey). He is currently conducting postdoctoral research on the sustainability aspects of the US and Turkey’s forest plans. Other research interests include LiDAR-based forest inventories, characterization of regulating ecosystem services, and forest cover mapping. He has experience in national and international research projects as a researcher and financial manager.
Dr. Hazan Alkan AkinciAssociate Professor Professor at Artvin Çoruh University
Hazan is an associate professor at Forest Entomology and Protection Department at Faculty of Forestry.
Mrs. Sude Gül YelLecturer at Artvin Çoruh Üniversity
Sude works as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning and Land Registration at Artvin Vocation School. Sude also has published the paper "Determination of Areas That Can Be Opened to Ecotourism in Göksu Delta Special Environmental Protection Area".
Dr. Mehmet ÖzalpAssistant Professor at Artvin Çoruh Üniversity
Mehmet has a variety of publications around the topics of Soil, Environment, Water Quality Soil and Water Conservation, Soil Erosion, Soil Physics, Water Resources Management, Watershed Hydrology, Land Degradation and Drought.
Dr. Parisa GökerAssociate Professor at Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University
Parisa is an Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture
Dr. Tamer AlbayrakHead of the Zoology Department and Lab of Ornithology at Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Tamer's professional interests include evolutionary biology, molecular and morphological evolution, and host-parasite interactions including phylogeography and population genomics. He is head of the Zoology Department and Lab of Ornithology at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.
Dr. Tuğba DenizResearcher at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa
She has been a researcher and lecturer at Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa since 2002. Her interest areas are forest resources economics and valuation of ecosystem services.
Dr. Bülent TurgutAssociate Professor at Karadeniz Teknik Universitesi
As an Associate Professor, Bülent's primary research topics are Soil Analysis, Soil Science, Environment, Soil Erosion, Soil and Water Conservation, and Organic Matter.
Prof. Turgay DindarogluProfessor at Karadeniz Teknik Universitesi
Turgay researches the restoration of degraded forest ecosystems.
Dr. Murat YilmazResearcher at Osmaniye Korkut Ata Universitesi
Murat is a researcher at Osmaniye Korkut Ata Universitesi. Some of his main research topics are photocatalysis and nanotechnology.
Dr. Zerrin SavaşanAssociate Professor at Selçuk Üniversity
Zerrin Savaşan is currently working as an Assoc. Prof. (Public International Law) in the Department of International Relations, Sub-department of International Law, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Selçuk University in Konya, Turkey.
Dr. Emine KeleşLecturer at Trakya University
Emine is a lecturer at Trakya University. She has researched major problems about membrane fouling in membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and the effect of foulant on membrane.
Dr. Enes ÖzgençLecturer at Trakya Universitesi
A lecturer at Trakya University Health Services Vocational College, Enes has investigated the sustainability of nanopesticides and removal methods of priority contaminants in surface water resources.
Dr. Tugrul YakupogluProfessor at Yozgat Bozok University
Tugrul is a professot at Yozgat Bozok University. His main research interests are Soil and Water Storage and Management, Soil Erosion and Its Control, Soil Improvement (Physical, Chemical Or Biological), Watershed Management.