Prof. Ekmeleddin İHSANOĞLU| President of the Institute of Turkish History of Science

He was born in 1943 in Cairo, Egypt. He studied science in An Sham University where he received his BSc. He had pursued his academic studies at Al-Azhar University in Egypt and at University of Exeter in UK. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Science at Ankara University in 1974. He became a professor in 1984. He had been general director of IRCICA Islamic History, Art and Culture Research Center and head of History Department at Istanbul University Faculty of Literature. He had been Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) between 2004 and 2013. He was awarded with “Medal of Distinguished State Service” by President of Republic of Turkey; “Independence Medal of the First Order” by King of Jordan; “Certificate of Honor and Distinction” by OIC and “Medal of Distinction of the First Order”. Besides his mission at UNESCO and Harvard University, as a member of various science institutions, he published many books and articles in various languages about history of science, Turkic Culture, Islam - West Relations and Turkish - Arab Relations. He is married with three children. 


Prof. Nevzat YALÇINTAŞ|Economist Academician

He was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1933.  He graduated from Istanbul School of Economy and Commerce. He received his PhD from Universidé de Caen, France and had worked in London School of Economics and Social Sciences where he became an associate professor. He became a professor in Istanbul University School of Economics in 1971. He had worked as an executive in State Planning Organization (Turkey) and in The General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (Turkey); director general of TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Cooperation); editor-in-chief at Turkey Newspaper; faculty member at Istanbul University School of Economy; writer in Tercüman Newspaper. He had been Member of Parliament in 21stand 22ndterms from Istanbul and chairman of Turkish Group at AGİTPA. He is fluent in French, English and Arabic. He is married with two children.         

Prof. Dr. Darhan KIDIRALİ | Chairman of International Turkic Academy

Kazakh scholar, Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Born in 1974. Published nearly 300 papers and 10 monographs. Doing researches on Turkic world, Turkistan Unity, Mustafa Chokai, Kazak history, and on the common heritage of Turkic peoples.  Laureate of "Daryn" State Youth Award and a member of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan. Member of the National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO. Held high positions at the President’s Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Appointed as a Deputy Secretary-General of the Turkic Council. Currently, President of the International Turkic Academy.