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She has born in Nicosia,Cyprus. Her father, Kansu Ercantan was a businessman and mother, Suna Ercantan was a newscaster in BRT. Ö.Ercantan completed her middle and high school education in Türk Maarif College. She received her BSc. in Biology from Biology Department, Science Faculty, of Hacettepe University,Ankara with first honor degree.Then she continued her education in United States of America at the Department of English Institute in the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later, she returned to İstanbul,Turkey and started her PhD in Şişli Etfal Hospital in the microbiology department. In the following years, she worked at Sabancı Holding,Marsa at sales department. Then she returned to her country Cyprus, and completed her masters in business administration (MBA) in Eastern Mediterranean University. She graduated with first honor degree. She was one of the directors of her family business Kansu Ercantan Group for long years. At the moment, she is working as research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Business Administration and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Near East University.