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Arif İşgüzar

He was born in Nicosia, 10 June 1956. He completed his primary, middle and high school education in Nicosia. After graduation from Nicosia Turkish High School, he continued his high education in Ankara Gazi Eğitim Enstitüsü between 1974 – 1978 and than returned Nicosia. He did his military service between 1979 and 1981 and he started his first duty in Akdoğan Polatpaşa Middle School being a social science teacher.
Between 1985 – 1996, he was history and geography teacher in 20 Temmuz High School and 20 Temmuz Fen High School. He became assistant director in Mağusa Çanakkale Middle School, in 1996 than carried on his status in Nicosia Turkish High School at 1997 and in Fine Arts Middle School between 1998 – 1999. Also, he presided for 20 Temmuz Fen High School Family Union in 1998.
Because of his interest on music art, National Education and Culture Ministry sent him to Ankara Hacettepe University Concervatuary “care, manufacture and repair of musical instrument” department for 3 months education being boarding. After completing succesfully, he deserved to have “Lütiyerlik” (expert of care, manufacture and repair of musical instrument) certificate.
He is interested on music since 1974. Between 1974-75, he joined to pop music composition contests among high schools that were organised by Milliyet Newspaper, being a school member. He participated Akdeniz Akdeniz Song Contest twice. He assembled many orchestras and trained young musicians during his all career life on schools. National Education and Culture Ministry commisioned him as musician for “state folk dance community” and he represented KKTC on foreign countries for many years. He is also composer and has several album works.
He retired profession of a teacher at the end of 1999. Until now, he is president of Atatürk Culture and Congress Centre at Near East University.

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