Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbeç ✝
Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç was born in Kas, Antalya in 1959. He was an economist, foreign policy specialist and academician, and he served as a Member of the Turkish Parliament for Antalya and an Executive Board Member of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) in which he was the Deputy Convenor of Peace and Democracy Program. Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç was also a member of Turkish Parliament, and was Clerk Member and Vice-Chairman of the European Union Harmonization Commission. He also served as a Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the European Union.
His experiences within the private sector and international institutions include the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK), Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ankara Chamber of Commerce, and Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.
Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç passed away on June 19th, 2017.
He was hosted by The Common Good in 2013: Briefing on Turkey with Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç – March 29, 2013, and in 2017: Special Meeting with Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec M.P. - January 30, 2017.