Prof. Dr., economist, economic historian. Born on September 10, 1960, in Bartin, Turkiye. Studied International Relations in Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Marmara University. Got MA degree in International Relations with the thesis titled ‘Islamic Banking’ and PhD degree in Labour Economics at Istanbul University with the thesis titled ‘Interest in Islamic Economics and Its Problems’.

He is author of Faiz ve Problemleri (Interest and Its Problems) (Nil Yayinlari, Izmir 1994), Özel Finans Kurumları (Special Finance Houses), (Asya Finans Kültür Yayınları: 1, Istanbul, 1997, firstly published with the title “Türkiye’de Özel Finans Kurumları” (Special Finance Houses in Turkiye) in 1987 by Timaş Yayınları, Istanbul) and Dağıstan’ın Sosyo-Ekonomik Tarihi (Socio-Economic History of Daghestan) (Kaynak Yayınları, İzmir, 1997).


He has more than 30 articles published in national and international scientific journals. Participated in many international scientific conferences. His research interests are models of man in economics, Ottoman economic history, interest, Islamic economics and interest-free banking. He taught Islamic Economics, economics, international economics, economic history and history of economic thoughts in Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, International Eastern University (Dagestan-Russia) and International Black Sea University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Carried out administrative duties as dean, head of department, vice-rector. At present he is working for Fatih University at the Department of Economics, İstanbul, Turkey, delivering economics courses including the Participatory Banking, the title in Turkey of the Islamic Banking in the world.

He knows three languages: Turkish (native), English, and Arabic.

He is married and has four children.


Contact details:

E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Office: +90 212 866 33 00 Ext: 50 23

Address: Fatih University

Department of Economics

34500 Buyukcekmece-ISTANBUL



( This biography is taken from Ismail Ozsoy’s book Participatory Banking)



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