Industrial Relations in Turkey

Social Dialogue matters

DISK Leadership

Current Management Committee (elected during the general congress in April 2013)

  • General President: Kani Beko
  • General Secretary: Arzu ÇERKEZOĞLU
  • Vice General President: Muzaffer SUBAŞI
  • Vice General President: Celal OVAT
  • Management Committee member: Alaadin SARI
  • Management Committee member: Ergün TAVŞANOĞLU


Ex- and current presidents of DISK

  • Kemal Türkler (1967-1977)
  • Abdullah Baştürk (1977-1980)
  • Kemal Nebioğlu (1992-1994)
  • Rıdvan Budak (1994-2000)
  • Süleyman Çelebi (2000-2011)
  • Erol Ekici (2012-2013)
  • Kani Beko (2013-…)

Kani Beko was born in 1953 in Macedonia. He went to school in Izmir. In 1975 he became a workplace representative for the DISK Textile union and joined Genel-Is in 1977. After the coup op 1980, Kani Beko was active in Belediye-Is. Fromon 2004, Kani Beko was the general secretary of Genel-Is. In 2013 he was elected president of DISK


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