İbrahim Kara is the founder of the company. He is a business school graduate and started his career as a reporter for various newspapers and magazines. He has been actively working as an STM publisher since 1996.
Mr. Kara took part in publication processes of more than 60 scholarly journals throughout his career and significantly contributed to these journals in terms of increasing their impact as well as recognition by international indexes. He still continues this work with his team under AVES.
Director of Operations
Mr. Şahin studied materials science at the University of Northampton and joined AVES in 2011. Since he joined the company he has actively contributed to the editorial and technical publication processes of all AVES journals. As the director of operations of the company, Mr. Şahin oversees the publication processes of the company’s publications, manages AVES’s relationships with its clients, international organizations and institutions and is in charge of the business development activities of the company.
GİZEM KAYAN TEKAÜT
Gizem Kayan Tekaüt holds a degree in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University and she is currently working on MA degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Middle East Technical University. She started her career as a freelance translator and worked as a translation editor prior to joining AVES. She currently manages editorial development processes of AVES journals.
ZEYNEP YAKIŞIRER ÜREN
Finance and Administration
Ms. Yakışırer Üren holds a degree in Journalism from Kocaeli University and she is currently working on her MA degree in Media Economics and Management. She joined AVES in 2014 and took various parts in editorial and publication processes of AVES journals since. She currently manages finance and administration sides of the business and coordinates the Data Processing department.
Deputy Publications Director
As an international commerce graduate, Mr. Çimen worked in the logistics sector in the early days of his carreer and before he started to work at a printing house where he specialized in preprint and print processes of journal and book publishing for 3 years. Mr. Çimen joined AVES in 2008 and has been actively working in all publication departments since. He is currently coordinating operations of AVES journals.
Ms. Soysal holds a degree in Printing and Publishing Technologies from Plato College of Higher Education. She was a member of the editorial office of a monthly periodical magazine prior to joining AVES as a publications coordinator. She is now coordinating the operational process of the journals she is responsible for.
Ms. Yıldırım holds a degree in Linguistics from Faculty of Letters of İstanbul University. She worked as an assistant advertising and marketing coordinator for a company and an editor and content manager for several websites prior to joining AVES. She is now working as a Publications Coordinator in AVES, monitoring the preparation for publication processes of the journals she is responsible for.
Ms.Kaya holds a degree in American Culture and Literature from Faculty of Letters of Hacettepe University. She worked as an assistant director, art assistant for a film production company and instructor for a university and an exhibition guide for İstanbul Biennial. She is now working as a Publications Coordinator at AVES.
Bahar Albayrak holds a BA degree in Sociology from İstanbul Şehir University and an MA degree in International Relations: Turkey, Europe and the Middle East from Boğaziçi University. She started her career as an editor and worked as a freelance translator prior to joining AVES.
Gamze Bilgen holds a BA degree both in psychology and philosophy from Yeditepe University. As a psychologist, she voluntarily worked in a nursing home and various scientific labs prior to AVES. She is now working as a Publications Coordinator at AVES.
Irmak Berberoğlu holds a BA degree in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. She worked as a production assistant at Audio-Visual Systems Research and Production Center at METU and digital content editor for a company before joining AVES. She is now working as a Publications Coordinator at AVES.
Alara Ergin holds a degree in Translation and Interpreting Studies from Istanbul University. She worked as an assistant editor and editor in two different publishing houses, and meanwhile worked as a freelance book translator prior to joining AVES as a Publications Coordinator.
SİNEM FEHİME KOZ
Ms. Koz holds a degree in Philosophy from Ege University. As the Project Coordinator of the company, Ms. Koz manages finance and administration sides, web pages, and indexing processes of journals.
Mr. Oruç holds a degree in Computer Programming from Kavram Vocational School of Higher Education. As the Project Coordinator of the company, Mr. Oruç manages web pages, publishing, and indexing processes of journals.
Emre Kara holds a degree in Economics from Karadeniz Technical University. After joining AVES, he took part in the journals' editorial and technical publication processes. As a Project Coordinator, Kara manages the financial and administrative affairs and journals’ web pages, publishing, and indexing processes.
Ünal Özer was working in the graphic design departments of various publishing companies and agencies prior to joining AVES as a Graphic Designer. He is now managing the design, layout, online publication, and print preparation processes of journals.