Ms. Esra İstek was born on the 18th of June in Nicosia. She went to Gelibolu primary school and she completed her secondary education at Lefkoşa Türk Lisesi. Ms. Esra İstek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in English Language Teaching from Eastern Mediterranean University and a Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching from Near East University. She has worked in Cyprus International University for three years and she started working at Near East University in 2007. In addition, she has attended many workshops in Cyprus. Ms. Esra İstek is married and has two kids.