The Association of Justice Defenders

Adaleti Savunanlar Derneği (ASDER)
جمعية المدافعين عن العدالة
The Association of Justice Defenders

Membership Number: 69
Membership Date and Place: 23 March 2006, Turkey (1st Council)
Year Founded and Place: 2000, Ankara
Area of Activities: Law and Human Rights, Research and Analysis, Humanitarian Aid
Country: Turkey
President: Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan

Brief Introduction
ASDER is a non-governmental organization established to work to improve human rights and to ensure the rule of law. The association was established in 07.04.2000 to provide services to respond to the society's quest for justice. It has branches in Istanbul, Bursa, Kutahya, Konya and Kayseri and has representative offices in 25 locations. Its founder and leader is E. Prof. Tb. Albi. Ahmet Alper. All of the seven founding members of the Association are retired personnel who retired by the decisions of the Supreme Military Council. In the congress held in 2004, E. Brigadier General Adnan Tanriverdi was elected as the president of the association and the headquarters moved to Istanbul from Ankara. In the regular congress held in 2009, Tb. Albi. Nevzat Tarhan has been elected as the association president and are still on duty.

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Tarhan
He was born in 1952 in Merzifon, Amasya. He graduated from Kuleli Military High School and Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty. He became a psychiatrist at GATA. In 1993 he became colonel and in 1996 he became a professor. He served as faculty member at Yuzuncu Yil University and as an expert in Forensic Medicine Institute. Voluntarily retired. İn 1998. Was the Turkey representative for America’s Memory Centers. Currently he is also the board chairman for Turkey's first neuropsychiatry hospital, NPISTANBUL Neuropsychiatry Hospital and founding rector of the University of Uskudar. He has over 100 publications, of which 31 are international. He speaks English and German. He has two children.

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