Faculty Members


Professor Murat Ali YÜLEK (Ph.D.)

Prof. Dr. Murat YÜLEK is a member of advisory councils, various national and international economic and business institutions. He holds and has held high level executive responsibilities in financial and non-financial corporations including as director and chairman. He has held developmental and business responsibilities including macroeconomics, project finance, corporate finance in various countries in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia with tenures at institutions including the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank and the Turkish Prime Ministry. He undertook consultancy assignments at the World Bank, EBRD, UNCTAD and advised public and private institutions in various countries. He has authored or led financial, macroeconomic, sectoral studies, impact, feasibility and financial valuation studies.

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Professor Aylin EGE (Ph.D.)

Aylin Ege is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics of OSTİM Technical University.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in management from the Middle East Technical University (METU), a Master’s Degree in Economics from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, another Master’s Degree in Economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Kent (UK). She worked at different departments of the State Planning Organization of Turkey during the 1972-1993 period. She served as the head of economic policies group of the Directorate General for EU Affairs in the same organization between 1988 and 1993, where she was responsible for coordination of the work on Turkey’s adaptation to the EU economic system and policies and was a member of the Turkish delegation in various negotiations with the EU. She worked at the Department of Economics of METU during the 1993-2017 period and additionally she was an executive board member of the Center for European Studies of METU for 16 years. She is experienced in teaching economics of European integration, macroeconomics and microeconomics courses. Her interest areas are economics of European integration, globalization and regional economic integration. She has numerous international and national publications, conference presentations and was involved in many projects.

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Professor Sabri TEKİR (Ph.D.)

Professor Sabri Tekir graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Economic and Commercial Sciences, Department of Economics and London University, Department of Political Economy. He was a visiting professor at the George Mason University Public Choice Research Institute in the USA. He served as lecturer and Rector's advisor at Hoca Ahmet Yesevi University in Kazakhstan, and as a lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Girne American University, TRNC. He served as the Head of Finance Department at Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences; he worked as the Founding Manager of Celal Bayar University Salihli Vocational High School; served as the Founding Rector of the International Black Sea University of Tbilisi and served as the Deputy of Izmir and the State Ministry in charge of Economy. During this period, he worked as a Member of the Parliamentary Budget Committee, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and a spokesperson, a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a member of the Turkish Group of OSCE, a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. He worked as a dean at Izmir University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He has many books and articles published. He speaks English and Arabic.

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Assist. Prof. Murat TURGUT (Ph.D.)

Murat Turgut is a Faculty Member at OSTİM Technical University at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He previously gave lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels in macroeconomics and international finance at Nişantaşı University and Istanbul Commerce University. In his professional life, he served as a senior consultant and manager at institutions such as Türk Telekom, TMSF, TRT, and served as General Manager and Board of Directors at the Central Registry Agency within Borsa Istanbul. He made his PhD thesis on “Effects of Global Liquidity More on National Economies” and also made academic contributions on “Complaint Management”, “Rating Institutions”, “Securitization” in parallel with his professional life. He has made current economic comments in many media outlets and has several seminars on technical analysis.

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Assist. Prof. Faruk CÖMERT (Ph.D.)

Faruk CÖMERT graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul as a Mechanical Engineer, received his Master’s Degree on Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Gazi University, Ankara and had his PhD from Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences on Social Policy. He also studied “Business Management Training for Engineers” at Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences. Formerly he was a construction engineer at Istanbul GAMAK Electric Motors Inc., project and maintenance engineer at Black Sea Copper Works, project evaluation and privatization expert at Privatization Administration, chief of division and treasury expert at General Directorate of Foreign Investment, Undersecretariat of Treasury, and foreign trade expert at the Ministry of Economy. Furthermore, he served as a member of the board of directors and auditors in behalf of the public in various companies and as an additional task, member of the Automotive Preparation Group in Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) and as a technical expert in Turkish Accreditation Agency (TURKAK). More recently, he served as the vice president, member of board and acting chairman of the board at the Turkish Information and Communication (Telecommunications) Authority and later, served as a commercial consellor in Luanda (Angola) and Budapest (Hungary) at the Turkish Embassies. His expertise is mainly on foreign investment, privatization, foreign trade, supporting of investments, and regulations on telecommunications (information technologies and communication).

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Research Assistant Sedat ÖRS

Sedat Örs graduated in 2019, with a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Hawaii, US, with a GPA of 3.51/4.00. His preparation for the MA program is complemented with a strong Bachelor's Degree in Economics from TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey, 2011, with a GPA of 3.28/4.00. His main research interests include Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, and Environmental Resource Economics. He wants to develop new theories and applications to environmental-economic problems from a macroeconomics perspective.

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Part Time Faculty Members




Bayram TUNCER (M.Sc.)

In 1983, he received his Master's Degree in Applied Economics from American University, Washington DC, USA. In 1979, he graduated from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, from the Department of Business Administration (Finance). Between 1984 and 1990, he worked as a Financial Expert and Investment Specialist at Islamic Development Bank (Jeddah-Saudi Arabia). He worked as Finance Director in a private company between 1990-1994 and International Finance and Banking Consultancy in Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. Between 1994 and 2017, he served as the General Manager, Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Board and Managing Partnership, responsible for the Finance and Bank Relations fields of several large companies in Izmir and Istanbul. He currently serves as the Chief Executive of Finance at Grand Medikal Grup A.G. and teaches courses in economics as a part-time lecturer.