Turkey Network

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Welcome to the official page for UB alumni and friends in Turkey, a place to network, reconnect and show your UB pride.

Being Bold in Turkey

The Turkey network connects alumni and friends in the region with each other and with the university. We host social, networking, educational and other events for all UB graduates. If you would like to get involved, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

This is your hub for all things UB in Turkey. So whether you're a grad, prospective student or Bulls fan, stop by often to see what's new and what's going on.

Yildizlar Education Scholarship Fund

Established by a successful Turkish-American alum of the UB School of Management and now also supported by former scholarship recipients, this fund both supports undergraduate students with need from Turkey, and students who pursue study abroad in Turkey.

More information on the fund is available on the YEF website.  To make a donation, please visit the fundraising page.   

Network Contacts

Network Leader

Murat Soygenis, M.Arch. ’85  President
Angela Ahiskal, Mus.B. ‘01 Vice President
Sedef Cinar, BS '12 Vice President           
Abdul Samet Engin, M.Arch. ‘15  Vice President
Duygu Sarikaya, Ph.D.’ 17, M.S. ’12  Vice President
Damla Sirakaya, BS ‘21  Vice President

Office of Alumni Engagement Staff Liaison

Network Volunteers

Goktug Aktas, B.S. ‘09                       
Giray Alp, B.S. ‘20
Tahsin Tugay Alp, B.S. ‘18              
Esra Altay, Ph.D. ‘18            
Hatice Altun, Ph.D. ‘17 
Sema Argin, MBA '05
Didar Asik, Ph.D. '21         
Merve Babayigit, B.S. ‘13                 
Aysegul Balta Ozgen, Ph.D. ‘19                    
Ata Baran, B.S. '14
Emre Basar, B.S. ‘12             
Seda Civelek, M.Arch. ‘10                
Ersoy Erdemir, Ph.D. ’13, Ed.M. ‘08
Alp Figen, M.A. ’88, B.S. ‘85
Tugce Kervan, BS '12
Basak Kizildemir, M.A. ‘88              
Hasan Baran Korkut, M.B.A. ‘05                 
Gokturk Poyrazoglu, Ph.D. ’15, M.S. ‘13
Yigit Sabanci, B.S. '17
Ahmet Cigir Sahin, B.S. ‘08
Esra Saygin, B.S. ‘12
Enes Takmaz, B.S. ‘20
Aral Tunca, B.S. ‘11
Evren Yuksel, B.S. ‘20

Upcoming events

Turkey : UB Founders Day
Saturday, May 11, 2024
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
More information and registration

Past events

Turkey: UB Alumni Virtual Hour
Thursday, Mar 16, 2023
Event recording

Turkey: UB Alumni Virtual Hour
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Event recording

Turkey: UB Alumni Virtual Hour
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Event recording

Turkey: UB Alumni Virtual Hour
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Event recording

Make a connection

Show your pride

Cheering on the Bulls from home? Heading out in some new UB gear? Had a great memory from a recent event? Share a photo of you being True Blue and we'll add it to the gallery!

Get plugged in

Want to get involved? Network volunteers show their UB pride by helping out your community, mentoring, providing career advice or planning alumni events in your city. Email us at intlalumni@buffalo.edu or use the form below for more information or to sign up today.