PARLAK, Cemal Atakan.  "Logistics Technologies and Sustainability" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adil Oran)

TÜRK, Tuğçe Gül. "An Analysis on Technological Development Levels of The State-Owned Enterprises in Turkey" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yılmaz Üstüner)

ÜSTÜN, Ahmet Furkan. "The impact of pre-incubation on team effectiveness: The case of mobile game development" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)


ACAR, Musa.  "An assessment of localization policies in Turkey: The case of mobile telecommunication sector", (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ERDOLU, Şehymus Ekin "Investigating interactions in an entrepreneurial ecosystem: The case of Individual Young Entrepreneurship (BiGG) Support Program in Turkey", (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)

GÜLER, Esra. "Opportunities for linking global value chains research to policy-making in Türkiye: a bibliometric analysis" (Supervisor: Assist.Prof. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu)

IŞILAK, Ayşe. "Turkey's integration to research networks and research networks' effects on scientific studies: the case of METU"  (Supervisor: Assist.Prof. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu)

İÇİN, İrem. "Impact of patent incentives on innovation performance of technology-based firms: the case of METU Technopark" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

KARAGÖZ, Berker. "Ecodesign and energy labelling legislation as a driver of innovation: a qualitative analysis for Turkish industry" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ülkü Yetiş)

KART, Ayşe Şehnaz. "Safe energy relations: unfolding the precautionary principle with the advent of hydrogen technologies" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu.)

KORKMAZ, Cansu "Women in space studies in Turkey: proposition of science and technology policies to eliminate gender discrimination" ( Supervisor : Assist. Prof. Dr. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu.)

NUHOĞLU, Gökçe." Creating collaborative research environment in high-performance computing: an analysis of Turkey" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu)

ULUTAŞ, Başak. "The Effect of project management office on organizational learning: a case from the defense industry in Turkey" (Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)


BAYKAL, Serra. "Design and Proposition of Technology Policies to Diffuse Greenhouse Technologies in Turkey: A Case for Speaking Plant Approach (Supervisor: Assist.Prof. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu)

COŞKUN, Beyza. "Fablabs and Their Contribution to Sustainability in The Context of Sociotechnical Systems" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu)

TAŞ, Ekin. "Effectiveness of R&D Tax Incentives in Turkey". (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


AKAR, Mehmet Furkan. "Factors for firm-level learning: A case from the defense industry in Turkey " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ERDOĞAN, Feridüddin Emre. "Analysis of the relationship between defence and civil industries: Policy recommendations for Turkey " (Supervisor:Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, Co- Advisor: Dr. E. Serdar Gökpınar)

ERDOĞDU, Sinem. "Influencers of environmental technology Diffusion: A case study on diffusion of landfill gas to energy technology in Turkey " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

SOYAL, Barış. "The relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and innovation and the moderating effect of transformational leadership " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nazlı Wasti Pamuksuz)

TIRAŞ, Merve. "Triple helix model and Turkish rotary wing technology center " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)

YILDIRIM, Ahmet Coşkun. "The impacts of digitalization and Covid-19 on the business model of banking: A qualitative study on Turkish banks " (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

YILDIZ, Yağmur. "Explaining startup performance: How do entrepreneur and entrepreneurial team characteristics make the startup successful? " (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. İbrahim Semih Akçomak, Co- Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Berna Beyhan)


ATAY, Ahmet. "The evaluation of an interdisciplinary postgraduate program: the case of science and technology policy studies (TEKPOL) at METU" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)

AYDOĞDU, Esra. "The impact of mentoring on start-ups" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Adil Oran)

BİLGE, Başak. "Imagery intelligence technology foresight and modelling of mobile applications in the defense industry" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhat Çakır)

BOYACI, Aslı. "Turkish chemical sectoral innovation system: A case study on R&D centers" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)

ÇAPLI, Levent Berke. "Serious game development methodology with system and human-oriented approach" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhat Çakır)

ÇAYKENARI, Harun. "Product maturity management methodology in aircraft development projects" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serhat Çakır)

DURUKAN, Başak. "The impact of networking characteristics on entrepreneurial marketing: the case of technology-based firms in Ankara" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)

HORATA, Ahmet Melih. "Physical space matters: developing social capital for innovation in technopark buildings" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nazli Wasti Pamuksuz)

İLHAN, Ömer. "Technological transformations: the case of industry 4.0 in Turkish pharmaceutical industry" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

KILIÇASLAN, Seda. "The characteristics of financial innovation in developing countries: the case of Turkey" (Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Hasan Cömert)

MAVİŞ, Belkız. "Investigation of contribution to technology transfer offices (TTO) intellectual industrial property rights management and licensing services provided in university-industry cooperation" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ÖZÇAKMAK, Fuat. "Supplementing ISRM models by kri implementation" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Aybar Can Acar)

SESKİR, Zeki Can. "Current State of Quantum Information Technologies in Turkey" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)

TAŞ, Hamit. "Sellers and buyers perspectives on valuation of university patents in Turkey" (Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)

YELDAN, Yiğit.  "Implementing real-time data analytics methods for predictive manufacturing in oil and gas industry: from the perspective of industry 4.0" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)

YİĞİT, Muhammed Ali. "Determination of program management methods and practices to be applied in the national combat aircraft development (tfx) program by using the experience from the f-35 joint strike fighter (jsf) program" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)

YÜKSEL, Aycan. "Analysis of knowledge and technology transfer between research infrastructures and industry in Turkey" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


KONAC, Enver Hakan. "Academic Entrepreneurs: Motivational Aspects, Challenges and Success Criteria in Technology Development Zones in Ankara" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)

YAVUZ, Hasan. "The Critical Success Factors for Manufactoring Execution Systems (mes) adoption in Turkey Defense Industry: An Industrial Case Study" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)


ÇİFTÇİ, Fatih Mert. "Measuring The Performance Of Techology Transfer Offices (Ttos): The Case Of Turkey" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)


UYGUN, Zafer. "Science Diplomacy: A Proactive Policy Approach for International Cooperation in Science and Technology and an Alternative Model for Turkey" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)


DEMİREZEN, Emre. "Cooperation Among Metu Technopolis Firms with Regard to Their Sectoral Distribution" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Seven Ağır)

ASLAN, Duygu. " Sources and Benefits of Social Capital for Technology Based Firms in STPs: A Case of METU" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nazlı Wasti Pamuksuz)

HACIBAYRAMOĞLU, Merve Gül. "The Impact of Succession on Family Bussiness Innovation: A Case Study on Manufacturing Sector in Ankara" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Semih Akçomak)


DÖNMEZ, Pınar. "Use of Technology in Non-Profit Organizations and A Model for Efficient Technology Management in These Organizations" (Advisor: Prof.Dr. Erkan Erdil)


YASAN, Nehir. "Exploring the Research Assistants' Opinion Regardling the Effects of Graduate Course on Their Research Skills and Science Perceptions" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Soner Yıldırım)

BOZTAŞ, Ömer. "Determining a strategy for favorable acquisition and utilization of complex technologies: flight simulation training devices (FSTD)" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

DURTAŞ BAŞPINAR, Canan Pelin. "Financial Strategic Planning and Knowledge Management: A Comparative Case Study on Turkish Banking Sector" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nusret Güçlü)

EVSEL, Gülsevim. "Controversial Issues Related to Reproductive Biotechnology: An Empirical study" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Hayriye Erbaş)

EMİROĞLU, Sinem. "Information Society: National Science and Technology Policies in Turkey and South Korea" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, co-advisor, Doç. Prof. Dr. Funda Başaran Özdemir)

KARAOĞUZ, Hüseyin Emre. "Varieties of Capitalism and National Systems of Innovation : A New Perspective on the Convergence Debate" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Eyüp Özveren)

ŞAHAN, Fatih. "The Impact of technology level and structural change of exports on the dynamics of international competitiveness: a sectoral disaggregated analysis of Turkish manufacturing sector" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Pamukçu)

ÖZTÜRK, Ayşen. "Structural Analysis and Functional Dynamics of National Innovation System in Turkey and Germany: Lessons for Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

SARBAY, Zeynep Saygın. "The CE Marking and the Implementation in Turkey: the Challenges and the Complexities" (Advisor: Sevilay Kahraman)


SARIOĞLU İŞLER, Ayşen. "My Faithful Machine: The Role of Technology in Daily Life: The Case of Singer Sewing Machine in Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Onur Yıldırım)


CEYHUN, Murat. "Dynamics of knowledge production and the social formation of the university" (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Topal)

ÇOLAK, Erdem. "Software size estimation performance of small and middle size firms in Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

EREN, İlke. "An Analysis of Innovation and R&D Activities of Firms in Turkish Medical Devices Sector" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Pamukçu)

KAHRAMAN, Ömer Ersin. "Growth of Capitalism: How Does Innovation Reinforce Capitalism in the Progress of Its Authority?" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

KARAKUZU, Miray. "Determinants of Innovation Behavior: Analysis of 2004 – 2006 Technological Innovation Survey of Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Pamukçu)

KURT, Evren. "Surveillance and Control in the Age of Information: A Critical Analysis of the Technology-Power Relationship" (Advisor: Dr. Barış Çakmur)

KÜRKÇÜ, Esin Aytaç. "Examination of Lean Production with Regards to Occupational Health and Safety: A Case Study in an Automotive Plant" (Advisor: Dr. Burçak Özoğlu Poçan)

ÖZDEMİR TUNCER, Elif. "Patents and Innovation in Pharmaceutical Industry in Turkey: The Comparison of Patent System with Some Selected Countries" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

TÜRKCAN, Seçkin. "Use of ICT for Energy in Turkish Consumer Electronics Sector" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

YAPAR, Osman Oğuz. "International Knowledge Transfer in European Research and Development Programmes: Turkish Case" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


ÇETİN, Can. "Determinations of Technology Transfer in Developing Economies: The Case of Turkish Manufacturing Industries" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Teoman Pamukçu)

GÜNEL, Ayşegül. "Evaluation of Innovation Indicators: The Turkish Case as A Developing Country" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoman Pamukçu)

SAKINÇ, Mustafa Erdem. "Finance of the Software Industry in Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda Başaran Özdemir)

VUCIC, Irena. "Cooperation and Cluster Strategies within and between Technology-Intensive Organisations: How to Enhance Linkages among Firms in the Techno-Parks" (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


GÖREN, Hüseyin. "Testing Additionality Effect of TÜBİTAK's Industrial R&D Projects Funding Programme: Pilot Study on Software Development Sector in Ankara" (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

KIRCI, N. Berkay. "Unfair Usage of Trademarks via Internet" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


BÜRKEN, Serkan. "An Assessment of Turkish Science and Technology Policies, 1983-2005: A Sectoral Analysis" (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

EMİROĞLU, A. Ulaş. "A Comparative Analysis of Software Industry Development Strategies: India, Ireland and Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

FINDIK, Derya. "Turkish Women's NGOs: A Social Network Analysis" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Müge Özman)

SAKARYA, Başak. "From Delphi to Scenario by Using Cluster Analysis: Turkish Foresight Case" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

TERZİ, Filiz. "Comparision of information and communication policies of Ireland and Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

ÜZELGÜN, Mehmet Ali. "Expert Discourse on Turkish Climate Policy" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Helga Rittersberger Tılıç)


AKKERMAN, Lütfiye Ziya "VİZYON 2023: Technology Foresight for Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ATMACA, Serkan "Adaptation of Turkey to the European Union research innovation policies during the accession period" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Aylin Ege)

ÇALIŞIR, İBRAHİM "Analyzing foresight studies in converging technologies of EU, USA and Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

GÖK, Abdullah "The Concept of Behavioural Additionality of Public Support for Private R&D and a Methodological Proposal for an Evaluation Framework in Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

GÖZÜKELEŞ, İbrahim İzlem "Free and Open Source Software in Turkey" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Belkız Tarhan)

KAVAS, Nihan (Dülger) "Interfirm relations and innovative capacity in Adana organized industry zone : a case study on textile firms" (Advisor: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ORCAN, Serkan "Reseach and education networks within the context of innovation systems : the case of ULAKNET in Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

ORHAN, Berfu "Critical Success Factors in Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation: Case Studies of Turkish Companies Which Use Oracle ERP Software" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tayyar D. Şen)

ÖZALP Didem, "Small and medium-sized enterpises and banking sector in Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

SÖZER, Fehime Şebnem "The contribution of intellectual property rights obtained by small and medium-sized enterprises to economic and technological development: policies to be implemented" (Advisor: Dr. Uğur Yalçıner)

TAŞKIN, Ekin "ICT Utilization of Exporter Enterprises A Case Study of Aegean Region Exporters" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

UĞURBAŞ, Suat Hayri "Evaluation of an electronic medical record system: Zonguldak Karaelmas University Hospital survey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)


BÜKÜLMEZ, Evren "Technological Change and Metrology Services: Medical Metrology and its Effects on Society" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

GÖKSİDAN, Hadi Tolga "Inter-Organizational Relations in an Organized Industrial District: Ostim Case" (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

UZUNER, Demet "An interdisciplinary approach in understanding internet as a practice : A case study of internet cafes in a small town" (Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Belkız Ayhan Tarhan)


AKTALAY, Banu "Intellectual property management strategy in new technology-based start-up companies" (Advisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

BOZKIRLIOĞLU, Ali "Cluster potential in industrial sectors in Samsun : Kutlukent furniture cluster study" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)

FURAT, Mina "Deregulation in telecommunications sectors of Mexico and Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

GÜRKAN, Ceyhun "Institutional Economic Approaches to Technology" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Eyüp Özveren)

KENAROĞLU, Bahar "Enterprise resource planning systems selection process" (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ÖZAYGEN, Altay Ş. "Diffusion of free and open source software as innovation : a case study of METU" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

ÜNER, Özge "A study on social and affective dimensions of the use of assisted reproduction technology (art) by women in Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bahattin Akşit)

TUNCER, Şeniz "Project management and use of information technology for project communication management in Turkish electronic sector" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

YAZAN, Abdurrahman Mete "Military innovation critical and dual use technologies" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)


ABAY, Tezcan Eralp "New global governance regime on ICTS and its effects on turkish telecommunications industry a case study on Alcatel-Teletaş" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haluk Geray)

ÇATAK, Melek "Investigation of effects of school type, gender and grade level on students' attitudies toward technology" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Safure Bulut)

DELİ, Fatma "A technostructure proposal for online delivery of stps graduate program" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

GENÇAY, Mehmet "The determinants of international competitiveness: the case of Turkish manifacturing sector" (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

GÜRSOY, Serkan "Information technology, workplace organization and the case of Şişecam" (Advisor: Ass.Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

KESKİN, Ekin "Information technology: analysis of its effects in selected Turkish companies" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim Erkip)

TEZEL, Nezahat "Policy implications in the 'learning economy' a study on learning process model of Aselsan" (Advisor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

YEŞİLTAŞ, Yalın "Development of an intelligent tutoring system for distance education at master's level" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferda Nur Alpaslan)

YUMURTACI, Egemen Nilüfer "Social political discourse of the surveillance society" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Okyayuz)


AKDOĞAN, Kurmaş "R & D and Finance: An Empirical Study on Turkish Manufacturing Firms" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

ALPARSLAN, Oğuzhan "Research Networks: The Case of Turkish Innovator" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

DURMAZ, Güçlü Tolga "A Case Based Comparative Evaluation of Internet Adoption of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

ERTEN NAR, Ayşen "The Analysis of Research and Development Structure of Turkish Mining Sector" (Advisor: Asist. Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil)

GÖKTEPE, Devrim "Triple Helix Model and the Israeli Magnet Program: A Comparative Approach to National Innovation Programs With Implications For Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)

GÜNDÜZ, Yalın "Analysis of the Effects of Research and Development Expenditures on Stock Prices: The Turkish Case" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sibel Güven; Co Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim Erkip)

HOŞADAM, Haydar Sinan "The Case of the "White-Collar" in the Actuality of the "New-Economy" in Turkey" ( Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu)

TEK, Özgür "Production of an Electronic Environment Cyberspace as a Difference" (Advisor: Prof Dr. Ahmet İnam; Co-Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kenneth Barr)

ÖZMEN ERTEN, Işık "Technology foresight: The experience of USA, Japan and UK" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)


CILGA, Volkan "Utilization of information systems and technologies in foodservive sector" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

DURGUN, Serdar M. "System dynamics approach for technology improvement policy analysis: the case of Turkey" (Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erol Sayın)

HOŞGÖR, Evren A. "The Role of information and communication technologies on community organisation: the case of 1999 Kocaeli earthquake" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Raşit Kaya)

GÜVENÇ, Sanem "Interdisciplinary practices in Turkish universities: a case study on the study of the graduate programs in social sciences" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hasan Ünal Nalbantoğlu)

KEPENEK, Emek Barış "How does technological changes affect Turkish trade unions" (Advisor: Ass. Prof.Dr. Erkan Erdil)

ONGAN, Meltem Gülenay "The Effects of electronic commerce and information technologies in OECD countries" (Advisor: Ass. Prof.Dr. Erkan Erdil)

YILMAZ, Ayşegül "Regional innovation sytems: literature review and the picture for Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)


BERKMEN, Pelin "A cross country empirical analysis of the technology intensive trade with a special emphasis on Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup Kepenek)

ÇELİK, Ayşegül "Technical change and efficiency in Turkish thermal power plants (1983-1996)" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

KURT, Aygen Sibel "An introduction to technology foresight: the case of United Kingdom" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Metin Durgut)

OĞUZ, Eser Deniz "A proposal for an electronic commerce model for Turkey-organisational approach" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nesim Erkip and Co-Advisor: Prof. Dr. Murat Aşkar)


DÖNMEZ, Ferda "The role of high technology using sectors in promoting the export performance of Turkey" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup Kepenek)

ELÇİ, Şirin "Innovation management in Turkish industrial companies" (Advisor: Prof Dr. Nesim ERKİP and Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. Erol Taymaz)

TUTAN, Mehmet Ufuk "Technological learning: special emphasis to firms" (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yakup Kepenek)