Technical Assistance Project Team

Technical Assistance for Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP) Project is implemented by the TUYEP Project Team in collaboration with Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA) Team and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Labour and Social Security Directorate of European Union and Financial Assistance (HRD OS) Team.

TUYEP Technical Assistance Project Team


Frances Tsakonas

Key Expert 1
Team Leader

Donald Paterson

Key Expert 2
Quality Assurance Expert

Gerard Madill

Key Expert 3
National Qualifications Framework Expert

Emine Gülru Topçu

Senior Communication Expert

Emre Ege Smekal

Senior Software Expert

Baran Can Turan

Communication Expert

Ayşe Saltan

Training Needs Analysis Expert

GOPA & Project Support Team


Ezgi Civelek

Project Manager

Orbay Kındıra

Finance and Contract Manager

Turgut Turgay Haspolatlı

Project Officer

İlayda Özveren

Project Assistant / Translator