LAST MINUTE NEWS: YÖK president has changed (Who is Erol Özvar?)

last minute “data-mce-href =” “> Latest news!NOTHING) to the Presidency, Rector of the University of Marmara teacher. Dr. Erol Ozvar selected.

According to the appointment decision published in the Official Gazette with the signature of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç has been appointed Chief Advisor to the President. Saraç has been President of YÖK since 2014.

Rector of the University of Marmara Prof. Dr. The decision regarding the election of Erol Özvar as a member of the YÖK and chairman of the YÖK was also published in the Official Gazette.


Özvar, Professor of Economics and Economic History, was born in Istanbul in 1966. Özvar, who completed his undergraduate studies at Marmara University, Department of Economics in 1989, obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in the field of economic history at the same university.

Özvar’s book “Mansion Practice in Ottoman Finances”, which is one of his works published in Turkish and foreign languages, was awarded the Best Book Award in 2005 by the Bank’s Research and Archives Center Ottoman.

Özvar, whose 2-volume work “Ottoman Finance: Institutions and Budgets”, which he prepared with Mehmet Genç, received the Halil İnalcık International History Prize in 2013, worked at the Center for Middle Studies East of Harvard University between 2009 and 2012 and received research support. studying Islamic Law at Harvard Law School, where he worked as a guest lecturer in the program.

Özvar, who is a board member of the International Union of Social and Economic History of Turkey, was also a member of the scientific board of the International Institution of Economic History and the Turkish Historical Society.

Özvar is married and has three children.

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