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Celil Ozturk

Legal Counsel

Celil is an intern lawyer specializing in IT Law, Finance Law, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Law and Compliance. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 2019 


He has been working on cyber security and cryptocurrencies since 2013. He has certificates on CCNA, Active Directory, Ethical Hacking (CEH), OSINT Tools, Windows Server and more.

He attended many national and international conferences and trainings. He took an active role as an organizer in various international conferences attended by the public and private sector.

He get trainings on Python, CSS, HTML, SQL and web development. He is currently following trainings and projects to increase his level of expertise in Python.


He became interested in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies quite early, in 2013. When he read Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper published in 2009 and studied blockchain technology, Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies and the philosophy that empowers the individual behind these technologies turned into a passion for he.

He published his first study / report on Bitcoin in 2015. He made  presentations to public and private sector representatives on Bitcoin and Blockchain. He has been trading cryptocurrencies with different financial instruments on many international exchanges for a long time.

He has reviewed more than 1500 cryptocurrency projects so far. For many of the projects he reviewed, He received payment with the cryptocurrency developed by the project in return for various jobs such as blog posts, reviews, graphic design. He has nearly 500 cryptocurrencies in his portfolio.

He has written many articles on cyber security, law and cryptocurrencies for various institutions, organizations and journals. His article was also published in an international refereed journal.

Educational Background

  • University of Security Sciences 2009-2013

  • Public Administration - Double Major 2009-2013

  • Ankara University, Faculty of Law 2016-2019

  • Master Degree, International Relations, Gazi University 2015- 

Areas of Expertise


Cryptocurrencies, Law, Cyber Crimes, Digital Forensics, Python, SQL, CSS, HTML, CCNA, Ethical Hacking, Active Directory 


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA) / CLIGURU Training and Consultancy Center - December 2013

  • Configuring & Troubleshooting A Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services / CLIGURU Training and Consultancy Center - January 2014

  • Open Source Intelligence / TNP Training & Research Academy to Fight Cybercrime January 2014

  • Certified Ethical Hacker v8 (CEHv8) / CLIGURU Training and Consultancy Center - April 2014 

  • Information Technology Law / TÜRAVAK - Lawyers Foundation of Turkey - March 2020


Publications & Events


  • Medium Account "https://medium.com/@cztrk1991": More articles on cyber security and cryptocurrencies in my medium account.

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