Professor, Dr., Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Turkmen is director of Traditional Sport and Games Research and Application Center, Manas University, Kyrgyzstan. He managed several research projects and hosted many TSG-related international symposiums. In the last 30 years, he served as editor in several books, wrote dozens of book chapters, published over 50 scholarly articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and gave hundreds of presentations at international conferences and symposiums. While teaching higher education, he coached his Ondokuz Mayıs University wrestling team as a head coach and won numerous team championships with national record wins (22 in freestyle and 23 in Greco-Roman wrestling team championship) at Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University. Also, he successfully coached the Turkish National University Wrestling team as a head coach for many years (1996, 1998, 2000, and 2012 through 2016) and earned eight championship titles as a team at University World Wrestling Championships.