Cablegate: Turkey: Fy 2009 Ivlp Nomination Slate


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E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: Turkey: FY 2009 IVLP Nomination Slate

Post is pleased to nominate the following candidates for the FY 2009
IVLP cycle. The nominees are listed in priority order. Full
biodata will follow on the EVDB system.

1. Ahmed Arpat, News Reporter/Editor, Kanal D television

European Regional Project, Current Social, Political, and Economic
Issues for Young European Leaders I (October 20 - November 7, 2008)

(Alternate: Ozan Acar, Research Associate at the Turkish Economic
Policy Foundation)

2. Orhan Kemal Cengiz, President, Human Rights Agenda Association

European Regional Project, Current Social, Political, and Economic
Issues for Young European Leaders II (September 21 - October 9,
3. Nurcan Baysal, President of the Development Center Association

Multi-Regional Project, NGOs and Civic Activism (September 17 -
October 8, 2009)

4. Burcu Goksuzoglu, Reporter, CNBC-e television

Multi-Regional Project, U.S. Financial System (April 2 - 23, 2009)

5. Fatma Demirelli, Managing Editor, Todays Zaman newspaper

Multi-Regional Project, Transition of Power in the U.S. Federal
System (January 17 - 31, 2009) (Saturday to Saturday)

(Alternate: Isil Sariyuce, Foreign News Reporter, CNN-Turk)

6. Mustafa Demirhan, Diplomatic Correspondent, Samanyolu TV

Multi-Regional Project, Citizen Participation in a Democracy
(January 15 - February 5, 2009)

(Alternate: Isil Sariyuce, Foreign News Reporter, CNN-Turk)

7. Rengin Alan, Reporter, Show TV

Multi-Regional Project, TV Broadcast Journalism (July 16 - August 6,

(Alternate: Isil Sariyuce, Foreign News Reporter, CNN-Turk)

8. Aslihan Eker, Foreign News Reporter/Editor, Kanal 7 television

European Regional Project, U.S. Political, Social, and Educational
Issues for Young Muslim Leaders (March 9 - March 27, 2009)

9. Gamze Ogredici, AKP General Directorate Assistant and Edibe
Sozen's Spokesperson

Multi-Regional Project, Women and Entrepreneurship (June 11 - July
2, 2009)

10. Zeynep Tugrul, Diplomatic Correspondent, Star newspaper

European Regional Project, U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights
Issues (April 9 - 30, 2009)

11. Orcun Ulusoy, Director Human Rights Agenda Association, Izmir

Multi-Regional Project, Managing Diversity in a Multi-Ethnic Society
(May 4 - 22, 2009)

12. Ozgur Eksi, Defense Correspondent, Hurriyet newspaper

European Regional Project, U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges I (October
27 - November 14, 2008)

13. Bulent Kaya, Diplomatic Correspondent, Kanal 7 television

European Regional Project, U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges II
(February 23 - March 13, 2009)

14. Mahmut Gurer, Correspondent, Cumhuriyet newspaper

European Regional Project, U.S. Foreign Policy (September 10 -
October 1, 2009)

15. Habibe Iyimaya, Private Attorney and Ankara Bar Association
Managing Board Member

European Regional Project, U.S. Foreign Policy and Counterterrorism
(August 6 - 20, 2009) (2 weeks)

16. Zeki Bal, Chief of the Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime
Division in the Province of Bitlis, Turkey

Multi-Regional Project, International Crime Issues (November 6 - 20,
2008) (2 weeks)

17. Tahir Cem Berik, Compliance Officer, Ziraat Bankasi

European Regional Project, Combating International Crime (September
14 - October 2, 2009)

(Alternate: Kevser Gumusay, Fiscal Crimes Expert at the Fiscal
Crimes Investigation Board of Turkey (MASAK))

18. Yasemine Bektas, News Editor, NTV television

Multi-Regional Project, Investigative Journalism (May 28 - June 18,

(Alternate: Ozer Ismail Ozbayraktar, Foreign News Reporter/Editor,
Vatan newspaper)

19. Hilal Koylu, Diplomatic correspondent, Radikal newspaper

European Regional Project, Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists
(English Language) (September 28 - October 16, 2009)

20. Ozlem Turkone, Member of Parliament

Multi-Regional Project, I-VOTE 2008 (International Visitors Observe
the Elections) (October 27 - November 7, 2008)

21. Devrim Akgunduz, Advisor/Specialist, Ministry of Education
Istanbul Directorate

22. Murat Ibis, Project Expert at the Ministry of Education

(Alternate: Turkay Tol, Mathematics Teacher)

ITT: Towards an Information Literate Society: Role of Educators

23. Nalan Erkem, Private Attorney

24. Ali Yildirim, Cankaya Municipality lawyer and administrator at
the Alevi Huseyin Gazi Association

25. Bedia Ozgokce Ertan, Private Attorney

26. Handan Coskun, Diyarbakir Development Center

(Alternates: Mehmet Emin Yildirim, Advisor to AKP MP Ihsan Arslan;
Muhammet Sait Emec, European Students Forum, Erzurum; Umut G|ner,
Director, Kaos Executive Board; Simay Cakan, General Secretary of
Grand Youth Association (Buyuk Genclik Dernegi))

SCP: Developing and Strengthening Civil Society

27. Participant TBD, Member of Parliament

28. Participant TBD, Member of Parliament

29. Participant TBD, Member of Parliament

SCP: U.S. Political Process for Young Turkish Leaders

30. Serhat Eskiyoruk, Private Attorney

Multi-Regional Project, Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
(May 7 - 28, 2009)

31. Hakan Kiyici, Director of Foreign Relations, Independent
Businessmen and Industrialists Association (MUSIAD)

Multi-Regional Project, Small Business Development (April 23 - May
14, 2009)

32. Arzu Celalifer Ekinci, Middle East Expert, International
Strategic Research Organization (USAK)

European Regional Project, U.S. - European Security Issues (April 20
- May 8, 2009)

33. Settar ("Serdar") Dinler, Director, Corporate Social
Responsibility Association of Turkey

Multi-Regional Project, NGO Management (August 20 - September 10,

34. Rana Coskuner, Library and Media Coordinator, Eyuboglu Schools

Multi-Regional Project, American Libraries (June 25 - July 16, 2009)
35. Yoruk Kurtaran, Instructor, Istanbul Bilgi University Youth
Studies Unit

Multi-Regional Project, Grassroots Democracy (September 3 - 24,

36. Mehmet Soylu Guldali, Assistant Foreign Trade Specialist,
Foreign Trade Undersecretariat

European Regional Project, Trade and Economic Development (May 4 -
22, 2009)

37. Ayse Bilgen, Vice Secretary General, Mazlum Der

Multi-Regional Project, Women and Justice (March 5 - 26, 2009)

38. Participant TBD, Mayor

39. Participant TBD, Mayor

40. Participant TBD, Mayor

SCP: Municipal Management of Refugees and Other Issues

41. Murat Cakmak, Rector, Kirikkale University

Multi-Regional Project, Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education
(October 30 - November 20, 2008)

42. Evren Sener Unal, Director of the Education Department,
Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG)

Multi-Regional Project, American Youth: Inspiring Leadership and
Civic Participation (March 19 - April 9, 2009)

43. Fatih Tokatli, Expert in Research, Training, and External
Relations, Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations

Multi-Regional Project, Organized Labor (August 27 - September 17,


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