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AVŞAR, Zakir

Writer (b, 4 April 1967, Akdağmadeni / Yozgat). He attended primary and secondary schools in Kayseri. He graduated from Ankara University, Institute of Press and Information, Department of Journalism and Public Administration (1988). His first master’s thesis was on Türkiye’de Terörün Görünümü ve Kitle İletişim Araçlarına Yansıması (The Image of Terror in Turkey and its Reflection in the Means of Mass Communication, İstanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, 1990) and his second master’s thesis was on Türk Cumhuriyetlerinin Demografik Geleceği (The Democratic Future of the Turk Republics, Institute of Public Administration for Turkey and the Middle East, 1996). In 1993 he completed his PhD thesis on Devlet Enformasyon Hizmeti ve Türkiye’de Hizmetinin Görünümü (The State Information Service and its Image in Turkey, İstanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences). He became assistant professor of communication in 1997. His assistant professorship thesis was on Ombudsman ve Halkla İlişkiler Türkiye İçin Bir Takdim Tezi (The Ombudsman and Public Administration: a Presentation Thesis for Turkey).

He served as a specialist at the Prime Ministry Public Administration Office (1989), at Etibank (1990), as an advisor at the Prime Ministry Turks Overseas Office (1991), as Head Councilor at the Turkish Grand National Assembly Advisory Office of the Prime Ministry (1993), as an officer on the Board of Protecting Children from Harmful Publications at the Office of the Prime Ministry (1994-96), as Vice President of the Public Administration Office at the Office of the Prime Ministry (1996), as a councilor at the Office of the Prime Ministry (1996-99) and as Vice President of the Protection of the Consumer and Competition at the Ministry of Industry and Trade (1999-2000). Since 2000 he has been a member of the Radio and Television Supreme Board.

Since 1996 his articles have been published in Yeni Forum, Yeni Türkiye, Avrasya Etüdleri Dergisi, Eurasian Studies, Avrazya Etyudi, Gençliğin Sesi, Türk Yurdu, Türkiye Günlüğü, RTÜK-İletişim reviews. He has presented papers at various scientific congress, general assemblies and symposiums. Some of his articles have featured in compilation books.

WORKS:

Kitle İletişim Araçları ve ve Terör (Means of Mass Communication and Terror, 1993), Babıali’de Kırk Katır Türk Basınında Kavgalar (Forty Mules in Babıali*, Fights in The Turkish Press, 1991), Yeni Bir Yüzyıla Doğru Türkiye ve Türk Cumhuriyetleri İlişkileri ve Kısa Bir Değerlendirme ve Öneriler (The Relationship between Turkey and Turkic Republics towards the New Century: a Short Analysis and Suggestions, 1993), Yeni Bir Yüzyılın Eşiğinde Türkiye ve Türk Cumhuriyetleri (Turkey and the Turkic Republics on the Threshold of a New Century, 1994), Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Bibliyografyası (Bibliography of Hodja Ahmet Yesevi, 1995), Türkiye - Türk Cumhuriyetleri İlişkileri (The Relationship Between Turkey and the Turkic Republics, 1998), Sürgünde 50. Yıl Ahıska Türkleri (50th Year in Exile: Akhaltsikhe Turks, 1995), Ombudsman Kamu Hakemi Türkiye İçin Bir Model Önerisi (Ombudsman: Public Arbiter, a Model Proposition for Turkey, 1999), Doğu ve Güneydoğu Anadolu Bölgelerinden Terör Nedeniyle Göç Eden Ailelerin Sorunları (The Problems Families from East and South Anatolian Regions Who Emigrate Because of Terror, 1999).