Emine ÇolakBack to Mediators
Emine Çolak has worked in mediation, negotiation and facilitation for over 20 years, she has played important roles at both civil society level and in managing processes for constitutional structures to resolve division. Her work in human rights seeks to reinforce equality and the spread of a peace culture in divided societies. She served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs 2015-16. As a co-founder of the Turkish Cypriot Mediation Association, she has worked on awareness-raising and practical training to educate on the benefits of mediation as an alternative dispute resolving technique. She headed the Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation for 10 years working to institutionalise human rights within her community and is also a member of Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and co-founder of its Cyprus Antenna.