Prof. Ismail Demir Appointed as Undersecretary for Defence Industries

Date: Issue 53 - May 2014

Prof. Ismail Demir who served as the General Manager of Turkish Technic replaced Murad Bayar as Undersecretary for Defence Industries. Bayar served as Undersecretary of the SSM between 2004 and 2014. The statement published by the Official Gazette on the appointment said, “In the position open as Undersecretary for Defence Industries as first level staff with an +7600 additional steps, the appointment of Prof. Ismail Demir, General Manager of Turkish Technic, has been approved in accordance with Articles 59 and 60 of Law No. 657 and Article 2 of Law No. 245.” Murad Bayar, having carried out the responsibility of Undersecretary of the SSM for the last decade, transferred his duties to Prof. Ismail Demir in an official handover ceremony.  

Prof Ismail Demir was born in Elazığ in 1960. He earned his bachelors degree from Aeronautical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1982. After working as a research assistant at Uludağ University and ITU for 2 years, he went to the U.S.A. to complete his graduate studies.