R. Hakan Kirkoglu
R. Hakan Kirkoglu has been a leading figure of Astrology in Turkey as a consultant, teacher and writer. Currently, he is studying for his second MA degree in History at Bogazici University. He completed his Bsc degree at Management Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University and furthered his education with MA degree in Economic at Bosphorus University in Istanbul. He worked in the Treasury, Research and Correspondent Banking departments in the banking industry between 1993 and 2000 and shifted to full time astrology in the year 2000.
He wrote the first Turkish psychological astrology book in 1991 (Astroloji Zamanlari) and he is a prize winner of Faculty of Astrological Studies in 1997 gaining his Diploma with the Cordelia Mansall Veritas Award. He gave presentations on Turkey-EU Relations at the Eclipse Conference of Astrological Association of Great Britain in 1999 and on Peace and War Cycles in the Middle East and Arabic Parts at ISAR 2003 Conference in Los Angeles. Kirkoglu is a member of NCGR.
With a handful of friends, He pionered the establishment of Astrological Association in Turkey (Astrobil) in 2000. He transformed his teaching course into a years certification program under "Goklerin Bilgeligi Okulu", School of Wisdom of Sky. He regularly gives lectures, organize seminars and create astrological events.
Kirkoglu also writes for a well known Turkish newspaper, Milliyet and the first time in Turkey, he began to teach Astrology for a private University (Dogus University) under the title of life long education for public.
His interest in astrology has developed into studying of classical texts and techniques since 1999 emphasizing the need for a deeper understanding of Astrology in terms of ancient knowledge.
Currently, along with his personal consultations, lectures and writings, he writes Mundane and Financial Astrology articles in international journals.
Recently, he began to study reading old Turkish. He speaks English and French.