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Director Dr. Ahmet Recep TEKCAN

Dr. Ahmet Recep TEKCAN
Director

Dr. Ahmet Recep TEKCAN was born in Kars in 1960. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Kars. He completed his undergraduate education at the Faculty of Communication on Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Then he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Theology. He completed his master’s degree on Kirkuk at Gazi University. He did his PhD on Urbanization and Urbanism in the Seljuks. He worked as a teacher in Beykoz, Istanbul from 1988 to 1990; as a Deputy Director at the State Language School from 1990 to 1995; as Deputy Director of the Foreign Languages Education Center in the State Personnel Department, and as a Consultant to the Prime Ministry and as a Parliamentary Consultant from 1995 to 1999. In 1999, he was appointed as the Head of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Education and Culture Department. In 2002, he was appointed as the Head of the Press and Public Relations Department. In 2019, he was appointed as the Head of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Communication Department. In 2021, he was appointed as a Consultant at the Union of Municipalities of Turkey. He was appointed to Bursa Metropolitan Municipality in 2022 and was appointed as the Secretary General of the Turkish Healthy Cities Association, where he still continues.

Between 1999 and 2004, he served as the Vice President of the Ice Sports Federation and the Table Tennis Federation. He was elected as the President of the Turkish Bocce Bowling Darts Federation in 2004 and continued until 2018. He served as the President of the Turkish Luge Federation between 2018-2022. He is currently the Honorary President of these federations.

He is a board member of Ankara Yenimahalleliler Association; Ankara Historical City Center, Cultural Heritage Restoration, Survival, Conservation, Beautification Association; and TÜRKSAV. He is also an active member of non-governmental organizations such as Istanbul Artists Association, GESAM, Writers Union, RTGD, Ankara Club. In addition to these, he received a Professional Tourist Guide Certificate after four months of training at the Ministry of Tourism, and attended a revolving fund expertise course in Businesses, an English course at Solent Language Center in England, a Human Resources and Employment Course, G.Ü. Public Relations Specialist Course.

Married and father of three children, Dr. Ahmet Recep TEKCAN is fluent in Arabic, English and Turkish.