Doctor Halil Ibrahim Tekin
IVF-ET and Gynaecology Endoscopy Centre
Dr Tekin was born in 1962 in the City of Nicosia on the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. His mother was a Special Constable for the British Police before Cyprus gained independence and his father was a senior Judge in Turkey before his retirement.
He was educated in Turkey at the Istanbul Galatasaray Lycee, which is fully funded by the French Government. His ambition whilst at school was to be a famous basketball player and played for the Galatasaray Basketball team for 8 years between 1973 and 1981. From 1981 to 1988 he was a coach for the team. He continues to be a fan of the Galatasaray Basketball team.
After finishing Lycee, he attended Istanbul Cerrahpaşa University to study Medicine where he qualified as a Doctor in 1987.
During his medical training he attended Lile University, France, where he studied under Professor Charles Proy, who was the president of the European Surgical Association. He specialised in Endocrinologic Surgery
From 1998 until 2005 he began working in the field of IVF with Professor Loefer from the Harowitz Institute at the IVF Centres in Nicosia and the Dr Pakize Tarzi IVF centre in Istanbul.
In 1999 he opened the first IVF donation centre in an Islamic country; he remained with the clinic in Nicosia until 2004.
Since 2004 he has been working in Famagusta and Nicosia, the facilities in Nicosia are based within the Near East University which is a medical school as well as having the state ofthe art equipment within its facilities. The number of international patients is growing and with this the success rate of positive pregnancy tests and births. There is a dedicated team of professional staff from both Turkey and UK dedicated to ensuring the highest possible standards of care are delivered on a daily basis.
His passion and hobby is flying and is currently an amateur pilot.