Turkish Member Committee

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

The Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Council (DEK-TMK) was established in 1949. The Committee is a nongovernmental civil society and presently has 265 registered members, composed of energy related industries, universities, civil societies and individual citizens. The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and Ministry of Environment is also a member of the Committee. The executive board of the Committee is elected by the General Assembly held each three years. Through organizing working groups, The National Committee works on critical domestic energy issues and following global energy developments, prepares reports and views to the policy makers and tries to develop a public awareness.

Chair: Hasan Murat Mercan


Hasan Murat Mercan is a founding member and deputy chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey. Born in 1959, he attended Bosphorus University in Istanbul and graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering. He then went on to receive a PhD from the University of Florida in 1992. Following his studies, Mr Mercan became an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University, USA, and an Associate Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, where he lectured at the Faculty of Business Administration. A parliamentary deputy from Eskisehir, Mr Mercan has served as Chairman of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the European Inter-parliamentary Defence and Security Assembly (IESDA), and as Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 2007 until 2011, Mr Mercan was Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. He held the position of Deputy Minister of Energy & Natural Resources.

Secretary: Mustafa Ataseven


Mustafa Serdar ATASEVEN is the Chairman of Ataseven Group, Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) and the Secretary General of World Energy Council Turkish National Committee.
He was born in Ankara in 1973 and graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, in 1996. In 1999, he studied an MSc degree from Ondokuz Mayis University, Institute of Science Department of Elc.-Electronics Eng. He mainly worked on Microprocessors, Automatic Control Systems and Wind Turbines during his academic career and also graduated from Anadolu University, Department of Business Administration, in 2008. He has been working in the Construction, Energy and Foreign Trade sectors as a senior in family-owned companies since 1997. Following the Renewable Energy Law of 2005, he has been leading his team to develop a total of 12 Wind Power Plant Project responding to international standards. He is married and has 2 children.