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Dr. Can Paker
Can Paker was born in 1942 studied in Technical University Berlin, took his master's degree from Columbia University, and completed his Ph.D in Istanbul Technical University.
From 1970 to 2004 he worked in Turk Henkel Company, starting from production management up to board membership.
Through 1994-2004 he worked as the spokesman of Henkel's International Branches.
Through 2000-2004 he was a board member in Sabancý Holding.
Can Paker has also been working as a member of the board of trustees in Sabancý University; and he is the founder and managing partner of Boy Consultancy Company.
He is a member of the board of directors of TÜSÝAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association) and the president of the Discipline Committee of this association; he is also a member of The Committee of International Festivals of Istanbul and TESEV (The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) board of directors; and has been appointed as the special representative for Turkey-European Union relations by Turkish Government and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Publications - Democracy Newsletter
Dr. Can Paker, the chairman of TESEV and a member of the World Movement Steering Committee, welcomed the participants to Istanbul and praised the Steering Committee's decision to hold the Assembly in Turkey.
"The Assembly," he said, "honors and celebrates the efforts of Turkish democracy activists."
The White Path: No Real Threat to Turkish Secularism
And this implies modernization, not "irtica" (i.e. "going back," the euphemism for Islamic fundamentalism in Turkey), according to Can Paker, TESEV's president.
"Turkey and its political secular system is doing fine," says Mr. Paker, "it just needs more openness and freedom."
Mr Can Paker, President of ...
Mr Can Paker, President of TESEV
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Dr. Can Paker, Chairman, TESEV, and Chairman, Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Turkey