Turkey Member Committee

Website: http://www.dunyaenerji.org.tr

World Energy Council Turkish National Committee (DEK – TMK) was founded in 1949 as an “organisation serving the public interest” and acts as a roof organisation for energy related NGOs operating in the country (www.dunyaenerji.org.tr). Presently, the Committee has a wide range of members from all energy related industries from public/private sector, energy associations to universities, experts, NGOs and private individuals. The committee’s main objective is to facilitate dialogue on domestic and global energy issues via various activities and events, as well as international projects, national reports and related publications (For more: @WEC_Turkey).
The Committee hosted the 23rd World Energy Congress in October 2016. The Congress, under the theme of “Embracing new Frontiers”, was held in Istanbul with the participation of 4 Heads of State, 56 Ministers and more than 5.500 representatives from 151 countries including 266 speakers.

Chair: Alparslan Bayraktar

Alparslan Bayraktar serves as the Deputy Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) of Turkey and previously served as the General Director of Foreign Affairs and the EU. Prior to joining the Ministry, Mr. Bayraktar worked as a commissioner in Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA). Before public sector, he worked in private sector in energy and information technology fields both in Turkey and the US.
Mr. Bayraktar holds positions in various international organizations involved in energy governance. He is the Chairman of Advisory Board of Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), an organization focusing on improving energy regulation in 37 member countries and increasing access to energy regulatory experience around the world, where he previously served as the Chairman. Mr. Bayraktar was also the Chairman of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER), a framework with an objective of improving cooperation between regulatory authorities to contribute sustainability targets on a global scale.
Mr. Bayraktar received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, LLM in Law and Economics from Bilkent University and MA in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is an Adjunct Faculty at Bilkent University where he teaches Energy Law and Policy.

Secretary: Mehmet Ertürk