Our Administration


MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER AND THE HONORARY CHAIRMAN
 

Precious Marine Friends,
 
I am at ease and delighted. Thanks to TURMEPA, which we have established a quarter century ago, we are coming closer to achieving our main goal even though we have not reached it yet. We have a strong influence on public opinion.
 
The spark which we have lit turned into a flame with our people, our government, public institutions, schools, local administrations, Turkish Armed Forces and our younger generation. TURMEPA is embraced by everyone. We are working with various people and organizations for many of our projects, both in private and public sectors.
It is now accepted and understood that we are an authority in the field of keeping seas clean. However, a quarter century ago, there were 3-4 organizations like us. We were almost competitors because our belief, strategy and patience were not yet proven. 

For example, our government has claimed the idea of preserving seas from plastic waste even more than us maybe. Yet have we reached our goal? No!
 
When we established TURMEPA 27 years ago, the number of people living near the sea was approximately 28 million, while today this amount increased to approximately 45 million. Today, we are pleading the protection of seas to twice as many people.
 
As I have said at the beginning, we have raised awareness regarding protection of seas, which is the most enjoyable and satisfying part of our job. We cooperate with everyone, so to speak.
 
I would like to thank our dear presidents, managers, and supporters, who brought us to these days and wish that we work together for many quarter centuries. Yours affectionately.
 
RAHMİ M. KOÇ
Our Administration

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Dear friends of the sea and blue,
 
DenizTemiz Association/TURMEPA, has expanded the scope of its contributions through education and raising awareness projects. TURMEPA, which has adopted the mission of instilling love of seas and environmental awareness to future generations through education projects that engage children from different districts with seas and the understanding of “I can’t know what I don’t see, I can’t love what I don’t know, I can’t protect what I don’t love.”, gave environmental lessons to 8 million 300 thousand students and raised 16 thousand educators.
 
Considering the influence of these practices, I can proudly say that training and awareness projects of TURMEPA has played a major role in raising sensitivity regarding the aforementioned issues in our country. That’s why, by highlighting our education projects in this annual report you hold; I wanted you to see the activities of TURMEPA through the eyes of our children, who look at the blue future full of hope.

Our goal is to show you how much we have grown in 27 years and how your valuable contributions reflected on our children’s happy faces, via their photographs. This year, TURMEPA is proud since we observe the positive consequences of the warnings we made about plastics and recycling as well as the projects we conducted concerning education and awareness, both in national and international grounds. Mobilization against plastic waste has started in areas where TURMEPA pointed all over the world.

Our motto, which we have used for years “If there is sea, there is life.” has spread all over Turkey thanks to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. World without bags, which is a project we have been carrying out for the last 3 years, has come to life across the country. I firmly believe that we will take our activities to the next level in the near future and develop a wide range of environmental development models that will make our country go further with the leadership of the public and the cooperation of specialized non- governmental organizations. We are experiencing the first example of this with the “Zero Waste” project.In order for the “Zero Waste” project, which is carried out under the auspices of the Minister of Environment and Urbanization as well as Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, to spread among the public, we as nonprofit organizations have a big responsibility. That’s why TURMEPA supports the “Zero Waste” movement with all its projects. In our new year, we intend to further raise our voices within the scope of the “Zero Waste” project with your support and our already executed projects.
With endless thanks to our supporters and volunteers who help TURMEPA.

ŞADAN KAPTANOĞLU

Our Board of Directors

Rahmi M. KOÇ
Founder and Honorary President
Şadan KAPTANOĞLU
Chairman of the Board
Tezcan YARAMANCI
President of the Previous Period
İbrahim YAZICI
Vice Chairman of the Board
Turgut KONUKOĞLU
Secretary Member
Jonathan BEARD
Treasurer
Aldo KASLOWSKİ
Member
Ali GÜRÜN
Member
Ali ÜLKER
Member
Diane ARCAS GÖÇMEZ
Member
Erdal BAHÇIVAN
Member
Eşref CERRAHOĞLU
Member
Mehmet Yılmaz ULUSOY
Member
Pelin AKIN ÖZALP
Member
Şükran GÜZELİŞ
Member
Tamer KIRAN
Member
Vera BULGURLU
Member

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Dear friends of the sea and blue,
 
DenizTemiz Association/TURMEPA, has expanded the scope of its contributions through education and raising awareness projects. TURMEPA, which has adopted the mission of instilling love of seas and environmental awareness to future generations through education projects that engage children from different districts with seas and the understanding of “I can’t know what I don’t see, I can’t love what I don’t know, I can’t protect what I don’t love.”, gave environmental lessons to 8 million 300 thousand students and raised 16 thousand educators.
 
Considering the influence of these practices, I can proudly say that training and awareness projects of TURMEPA has played a major role in raising sensitivity regarding the aforementioned issues in our country. That’s why, by highlighting our education projects in this annual report you hold; I wanted you to see the activities of TURMEPA through the eyes of our children, who look at the blue future full of hope.

Our goal is to show you how much we have grown in 27 years and how your valuable contributions reflected on our children’s happy faces, via their photographs. This year, TURMEPA is proud since we observe the positive consequences of the warnings we made about plastics and recycling as well as the projects we conducted concerning education and awareness, both in national and international grounds. Mobilization against plastic waste has started in areas where TURMEPA pointed all over the world.

Our motto, which we have used for years “If there is sea, there is life.” has spread all over Turkey thanks to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. World without bags, which is a project we have been carrying out for the last 3 years, has come to life across the country. I firmly believe that we will take our activities to the next level in the near future and develop a wide range of environmental development models that will make our country go further with the leadership of the public and the cooperation of specialized non- governmental organizations. We are experiencing the first example of this with the “Zero Waste” project.In order for the “Zero Waste” project, which is carried out under the auspices of the Minister of Environment and Urbanization as well as Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, to spread among the public, we as nonprofit organizations have a big responsibility. That’s why TURMEPA supports the “Zero Waste” movement with all its projects. In our new year, we intend to further raise our voices within the scope of the “Zero Waste” project with your support and our already executed projects.
With endless thanks to our supporters and volunteers who help TURMEPA.

ŞADAN KAPTANOĞLU

Ahmet Bedri İNCE
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Cengiz KAPTANOĞLU
Member
Kemal UZUN
Supervisory Board Member

Association Management

 

Topluluk Tarafından Doğrulandı simgesi

  • Semiha ÖZTÜRK
    General Manager
  • Mine GÖKNAR
    Assistant General Manager (Education Department)
  • Namik Kemal ÜNALP
    Assistant General Manager (Financial and Commercial Affairs Department )
  • Aysegül SOYARSLAN
    Administrative Assistant
  • Buket AKYÜREK
    Project Assistant (Education and Training Projects)
  • Çağıl TOPARLAK ALKAN
    Manager (Education and Training Projects Department)
  • Dağhan Mehmet YAZICI
    Environmental Projects Manager (Projects Department)
  • Ebru DAVRAN
    Visual Communication and Social Media Director (Corporate Communication, Resource and Membership Development Department)
  • Emrullah ÖZTÜRK
    Manager (Financial-Commercial Affairs and Human Resources Department)
  • Ahmet Cemil Muslu
    Marine Department Director
  • Esra KIZILTAN
    Corporate Communications Coordinator (Corporate Communication, Resource and Membership Development Department)
  • Gizem YETER
    Volunteer Department Communication Officer (Volunteer and Volunteer Projects Department)
  • Hakan KAHRAMAN
    Manager (Volunteer and Volunteer Projects Department)
  • Hüseyin RECEPOĞLU
    Volunteer Projects Coordinator (Volunteer and Volunteer Projects Department)
  • Hüseyin YEŞİLDAĞ
    Manager (Membership and Branch Organization Department)
  • Melek HIDIRLAR
    Floor Attendant
  • Merve ERMİŞ
    Manager (Corporate Communication and Resource Development Department)
  • Mete ÇECE
    Waste Collection Boats Coordinator (Maritime Department)
  • Nuriye DELİGÖZ
    Manager (Financial-Commercial Affairs and Human Resources Department)
  • Şebnem DEYANAT
    Education Projects Manager
  • Şebnem KARAGÜRBÜZ
    Corporate Collaborations and Business Development Manager (Corporate Communication and Resource Development Department)
  • Zehra KARABABA
    Officer (Department of Financial and Commercial Affairs)

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Dear friends of the sea and blue,
 
DenizTemiz Association/TURMEPA, has expanded the scope of its contributions through education and raising awareness projects. TURMEPA, which has adopted the mission of instilling love of seas and environmental awareness to future generations through education projects that engage children from different districts with seas and the understanding of “I can’t know what I don’t see, I can’t love what I don’t know, I can’t protect what I don’t love.”, gave environmental lessons to 8 million 300 thousand students and raised 16 thousand educators.
 
Considering the influence of these practices, I can proudly say that training and awareness projects of TURMEPA has played a major role in raising sensitivity regarding the aforementioned issues in our country. That’s why, by highlighting our education projects in this annual report you hold; I wanted you to see the activities of TURMEPA through the eyes of our children, who look at the blue future full of hope.

Our goal is to show you how much we have grown in 27 years and how your valuable contributions reflected on our children’s happy faces, via their photographs. This year, TURMEPA is proud since we observe the positive consequences of the warnings we made about plastics and recycling as well as the projects we conducted concerning education and awareness, both in national and international grounds. Mobilization against plastic waste has started in areas where TURMEPA pointed all over the world.

Our motto, which we have used for years “If there is sea, there is life.” has spread all over Turkey thanks to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. World without bags, which is a project we have been carrying out for the last 3 years, has come to life across the country. I firmly believe that we will take our activities to the next level in the near future and develop a wide range of environmental development models that will make our country go further with the leadership of the public and the cooperation of specialized non- governmental organizations. We are experiencing the first example of this with the “Zero Waste” project.In order for the “Zero Waste” project, which is carried out under the auspices of the Minister of Environment and Urbanization as well as Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, to spread among the public, we as nonprofit organizations have a big responsibility. That’s why TURMEPA supports the “Zero Waste” movement with all its projects. In our new year, we intend to further raise our voices within the scope of the “Zero Waste” project with your support and our already executed projects.
With endless thanks to our supporters and volunteers who help TURMEPA.

ŞADAN KAPTANOĞLU

  • Damla BALÇIK
    Samsun Education Project Coordinator
  • Dilek Selek Arıkan
    Fethiye Education Project Coordinator
  • Ersin ÖZER
    Fethiye Coastal and Marine Investigation Center Project Officer
  • Pervin GÜRBÜZ
    Antalya Education Project Coordinator
  • Songül ÖZGÜR ALTINOK
    İzmir Education Project Coordinator