Yakin Erturk

Yakin Ertürk was the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (SRVAW) 2003-2009, and until recently Professor of Sociology at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She also undertook numerous international assignments, including as a member of the International Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic by the UNHRC (Sept 2011- March 2012). She is a member of the Board of the Asylum and Migration Research Center in Ankara, and served on the Council of  Europe, Committee for the  Prevention of Torture (CPT).

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