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Dr. Vakur Sumer has been appointed as the new Director of Eurasian Research Institute. He replaces Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nevzat Simsek, who has managed the Institute in its institutionalization process since August of 2014. During his visit to Almaty, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ahmet Yesevi University Prof. Dr. Musa Yildiz, attended the meeting held in the Institute to introduce Vakur Sumer to the staff, and shared his future plans and goals for the upcoming period.

In his speech, Prof. Dr. Musa Yildiz Stated that important works were carried out during the management period of Assoc. Dr. Nevzat Simsek making significant progress in terms of institutionalization, and added that Dr. Vakur Sumer would carry the Institute's success even further. Whereas Dr. Vakur Sumer in the course of his speech stated that the Institute would continue to operate and further enhance its performance. After the meeting, with the participation of Prof. Dr. Musa Yildiz and the Institute staff, Dr. Vakur Sumer assumed his responsibilities as the Institute Director during the appointment ceremony, which became a new university tradition.