Alçay Akay Office Manager, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Crisis Group Role Alçay Akay is Crisis Group’s Istanbul office manager. Before joining Crisis Group, she worked as an executive assistant and translator in an international company. She also worked for seven years as a freelance translator in the Court House of Ankara. Alçay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Ankara University. Born in Turkey and raised up in the Netherlands, she speaks fluent Dutch, Turkish, English and German.