According to the Presidential Decision published in the Official Gazette, the place of duty of many ambassadors has changed. While the deputy general directors working in some ministries were dismissed; A new name has been appointed to the General Directorate of the Republic of Turkey State Railways Administration.
The decrees signed by President and AKP Chairman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were published in the Official Gazette. In the decisions where appointments were made in many directorates and ministries, many ambassadors were withdrawn to the center, and new names were also included in the decision.
New general manager appointed to TCDD
Metin Akbaş was in charge of the General Directorate of the Republic of Turkey State Railways Administration and the Chairman of the Board of Directors. With the official newspaper published late at night, TCDD General Manager and TCDD Transportation General Managers have changed.
To the General Directorate of the Republic of Turkey State Railways Administration and to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. General Manager and Chairman of the Board Hasan Pezük, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. Ufuk Yalçın was appointed as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Who is Hasan Pezük?
He was born in 1970 in Gümüşhane. He graduated from Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Engineering in 1995 as an Electrical Engineer.
In the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality IETT General Directorate, where he started his first duty in 1996; He worked as Engineer, Control Supervisor in Building Maintenance, Repair, Rail Systems and Mechanical Supply Department, and Rail System Project Manager in Special Projects Directorate.
Between the years 2006-2019; In Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Science Affairs, City Lighting and Energy Directorate; In the Rail System Directorate of the Department of Transportation; He worked as a mid-level manager at the European Side Rail System Directorate of the Rail System Department. He left this post voluntarily in November 2019.
Pezük, who carried out successful works in the feasibility, study, design and construction stages of rail system projects for most of his professional life, made significant contributions to the popularization of metro and tram systems in Istanbul.
Starting from the study-project works of the Rail System Lines (Metro, Light Metro, Tram, Teleferik, Havaray) under the responsibility of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, he actively took part in the management of all construction activities, testing, commissioning and acceptance.
It contributed to the development of the domestic industry by carrying out successful studies in the preparation of specifications, tender, procurement and test commissioning processes of metro, light metro and tram vehicles purchased by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and increasing the localization rate of metro vehicles.
He carried out studies on energy efficiency in the buildings and facilities of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality with remote control and automation application in lighting systems in the main arteries, avenues and streets throughout Istanbul.
He served as a Board Member of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kültür A.Ş., İGDAŞ, KİPTAŞ and İZBAN Board of Directors.
He was appointed as a Consultant to TCDD General Directorate in November 2019.
In February 2020, he was appointed as the Head of Railway Modernization Department at TCDD General Directorate.
Pezük, who was appointed as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ General Directorate with the Presidential Decree numbered 2021/12, is married and has a child.
Award Winning Works
Kabataş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey Metro has achieved a great success by being among the top 2017 projects among 2017 projects from 32 countries in the '145 AEC Excellence Awards', which is one of the most important awards in the world in its field.
Ataköy-İkitelli Metro achieved a significant success by entering the top 2018 in the field of infrastructure projects among 32 projects from 196 countries at the '3 AEC Excellence Awards, one of the most important awards in the world in its field.
Who is Ufuk Yalçın?
He was born in 1975 in Istanbul. He started his primary education in Bostancı, Istanbul, in Gümüşhane, and completed his secondary education in Istanbul. Kadıköy He completed his high school education at Bostancı Secondary School and Hayrullah Kefoğlu High School.
After graduating from Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1997, he started his career as an Application Engineer in the private sector in 1997.
In 1998, he started to work as a Light Metro Vehicles Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at IBB Istanbul Transportation Inc. He left for military service while he was working as Light Metro Mechanical Workshop Supervisor at Istanbul Transportation Inc.
Upon his return from military service, he worked as Light Metro Heavy Maintenance Workshop Chief at Istanbul Transportation Inc. between 2002-2013; In 2013, he was appointed as the Production Coordinator in the Domestic Tram Vehicle Project at IMM Istanbul Transportation Inc. After this duty, he served as Workshops Heavy Maintenance Coordinator and Heavy Maintenance and Supply Manager, respectively.
Between 2016-2018, he gave lectures on graduation thesis and graduation project at the Department of Rail Systems Engineering at Karabuk University.
While working as the Assistant General Manager responsible for technical affairs between 2018-2020, he started to work as the General Manager Advisor at TCDD Teknik Mühendislik ve Müşavirlik A.Ş.
Ufuk Yalçın, who has been working as the Business Development and Project Management Director since October 2020, was appointed as the General Manager of TCDD Teknik Mühendislik ve Müşavirlik A.Ş in May 2022.
As of August 2022, 382, with the Presidential Decree No. 5/2022, TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. He was appointed as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Yalçın, who is married and has 2 children, speaks English.
Other Appointments and Dismissals
Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mehmet Munis Dirik and Ambassador of the Philippines Artemiz Sümer were withdrawn to the center, Hüsnü Murat Ülkü was appointed as the Congo Embassy and Niyazi Evren Akyol was appointed as the Philippines Embassy.
Salih Murat Tamer instead of the Korean Ambassador Durmuş Ersin Erçin, who was resigned to the center, İshak Ebrar Çubukçu instead of the Madagascar Ambassador Nuri Kaya Bakkalbaşı, İsmail Çobanoğlu instead of the Sudanese Ambassador İrfan Neziroğlu, Feral Çekerek Oruçkapan instead of the Nambia Ambassador Berin Makbule Tulun and the Kenyan Ambassador Ahmet Cemil Miroğlu. Subutay Yuksel was appointed.
Vedat Yanık, Deputy General Manager of Mining and Petroleum Affairs, was appointed to the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration. Veli Atundag was appointed as Deputy General Manager of Mineral Research and Exploration.
With the Presidential Decree, Adem Çakır, Tokat Provincial Culture and Tourism Director of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and Kemal Akçay, Zonguldak Provincial Culture and Tourism Director, were dismissed.
Mehmet Mazak was appointed to the Balıkesir Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Bülent Dilmaç and Mehmet Karataş, Members of the Board of Education and Discipline of the Ministry of National Education, were dismissed.
Edip Birşen, Gümüşhane Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, was dismissed.
Ramazan Özdağ, Deputy General Director of Social Assistance at the Ministry of Family and Social Services, was dismissed and Filiz Kayacı Boz was appointed instead.
Sabri Akdeniz Sarı, the Labor Inspector of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, was dismissed. Özgür Ünver was appointed as the Chief Labor Inspector of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.