Sevil Gök Atasoy
|Education||Deutsche Schule Istanbul |
|Institutions||Institute of Forensic Science, İstanbul University|
|Awards||İsmail Cem Award|
Sevil Atasoy (Hafize Hikmet Sevil Atasoy Ekinci), immediate past president of the UN International Narcotics Control Board born in İstanbul, Turkey (February 25, 1949), is an internationally distinguished leader in the field of Forensic Sciences, substance abuse and addiction. Atasoy is the daughter of forensic pathologist Prof. Dr. Şemsi Gök (1921–2002) and bacteriologist Dr. Ferda Gök (1924 - 2003). She is currently the executive director of the Innocence Project (Turkey), the International Forensic Science Services, Vice-Rector of Uskudar University, Istanbul, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and chairs the Crime & Violence Prevention Center.
Sevil Atasoy has a TV show on the TV2 (Turkey) network, titled Kanıt (Evidence), which premiered on Kanal D, a national TV network, on July, 2010. The show was created and produced by Abdullah Oğuz. The series follows Istanbul criminalists as they use physical evidence to solve murders, based on true crime cases, written by Sevil Atasoy's daughter Ayça Selin Atasoy Hartevioğlu.
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Sevil Atasoy is Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1972), Master of Science in Biochemistry (1976) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry (1979), Istanbul University. Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
- INCB biography of Sevil Atasoy Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine.
- International Narcotics Control Board elects Sevil Atasoy as President[permanent dead link]
- Masumiyet Projesi (in Turkish)