The Team

Our Team

Anilcan Duymaz

Anilcan Duymaz

1st Chair

Youth Ambassador since 2023 anilcan@jugendbotschafter.com

“Jugendbotschafter e.V. is our shared journey that unites German and Turkish youth for a boundary-breaking future. As a proud member, I believe the rich history between Germany and Turkey adds a unique layer to our collective mission of shaping a future that knows no boundaries. Within this view, we serve as a meeting point, uniting young minds from Germany and Turkey to make a real impact on our societies. Our approach involves more than just sharing expertise; it’s about a genuine exchange of insights, learning from one another, and amplifying our collective influence. Together, we create impactful projects, dismantling discrimination in safe spaces. As Jugendbotschafter, we’re a force for positive change, connecting, inspiring, and turning dreams into reality.”

Fergan Hakeem Idrisoglu

Fergan Hakeem Idrisoglu

2nd Chair

Youth Ambassador since 2023 fergan@jugendbotschafter.com

“As youth we have the power and agency to decide what the future will be like. Through our combined efforts we can leverage our complimentary strengths to cultivate a diverse, open-minded and conscious tomorrow. With my friends at Jugendbotschafter who are equally inspiring and curious I’m confident that we can do our part!”

Oyku Bal

Oyku Bal

Public Relations

Youth Ambassador since 2022 oyku@jugendbotschafter.com

“As a Turkish student who recently moved to Berlin, the intersection of German-Turkish relations holds personal significance for me. Recognizing the transformative potential of the youth, I firmly believe in our ability to shape positive change and dismantle existing paradigms. Embracing a bicultural environment and participating in peer-to-peer activities not only enriches our social fabric but also serves as a dynamic catalyst for forging meaningful connections and fostering mutual understanding between Germany and Turkey. Being a part of JuBo has provided me with a structured platform to actively contribute towards achieving these goals.”

Lukas G. Schlapp

Lukas G. Schlapp

Finances

Youth Ambassador since 2020 lukas@jugendbotschafter.com

“With its peer-to-peer approach, the focus on Turkish-German relations and the connections to civil society in both Germany and Turkey, one thing is for sure: JuBo is special. Despite being a very young organization JuBo mastered two things within one and a half years: First the CoViD-pandemic then a generational change within its board. This was only possible with JuBo-members, that were motivated to take on responsibility.
Now as a board member I want to make sure that JuBo keeps on doing what it does best: Providing opportunities for both German and Turkish youth to connect, get to know each other and work on common projects.”

Meryem-Lyn Oral

Meryem-Lyn Oral

Community Manager

Youth Ambassador since 2023 meryem@jugendbotschafter.com

“Dialogue and collaborative work, particularly among young people, create a powerful and driving force that contributes to everyone’s future. In the face of social challenges tied to polarisation and discrimination, it is crucial to collectively strengthen an alternative narrative. By providing a platform for young individuals to engage in meaningful conversations and projects, JuBo promotes unity and seeks to strengthen the fabric of community. Together, we strive to shape a future where cooperation triumphs over division.”

Tuna Candir (he/him)

Tuna Candir (he/him)

IT Manager

Youth Ambassador since 2020 tuna@jugendbotschafter.com

“I believe bringing together the youth from Germany and Turkey is very important for the future of our generation. We are raising our voices to the problems we see and working together for a better future. Being part of this association is a way to fight against problems that youth from Germany and Turkey faces. Helping more people who want to take an action is what keeps me going.”

Marie Braun (she/they)

Marie Braun (she/they)

Project Manager

Youth Ambassador since 2019 marie@jugendbotschafter.com

“In times when peaceful and sustainable change is needed more than ever, JuBo gives me the opportunity to create my own projects and help shape the future I want to live in, to make the world a better place for future generations. No one can do that better than the young people of today. This association has so much potential and I am motivated to work with an amazing team. I want to create opportunities for German and Turkish youth to meet and empower each other to become active in their local and global community.”

Sevval Yudum Tan

Sevval Yudum Tan

Project Manager

Youth Ambassador since 2022sevval@jugendbotschafter.com

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Ekber Ozturk

Ekber Ozturk

Local Chapter Leader – Berlin

Youth Ambassador since 2020 ekber@jugendbotschafter.com

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Ali Imran Kazan

Ali Imran Kazan

Local Chapter Leader – Ankara

Youth Ambassador since 2021 ali@jugendbotschafter.com

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Sena Saltan

Sena Saltan

Local Chapter Leader – Istanbul

Youth Ambassador since 2019 senasaltan@jugendbotschafter.com

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