Mustafa Özgür Berke

Mustafa Özgür Berke

Senior Associate, Turkey Programme


About me

Mustafa Özgür Berke is the senior associate of the ECF in Turkey. He is working to help enable the country’s transition to a low carbon economy.

Prior to joining ECF, between 2016 and 2018, Mustafa assisted Sabancı University İstanbul Policy Center, REC Turkey and GÜNDER (Turkey Solar Energy Society) as a senior expert and project coordinator in their climate- and energy policy-related work. During the decade between 2006 and 2016, he worked for WWF-Turkey, initially as a program officer in sustainable water management and then as the lead of the climate and energy program. The nexus between climate and energy policies and the transition to a low carbon economy have been priority focus areas in his professional work throughout the last decade.

Mustafa holds a major degree in International Relations and a minor degree in International Economics from Middle East Technical University. He completed his M.A. studies on European Politics at Lund University in Sweden. He lives in Ankara, the not must-see yet implicitly beautiful capital of Turkey, with his wife and two kids.