writer, Turkish politics; trustee, council member and research committee member for the British Institute at Ankara; senior lecturer, Kings College London
He has written articles, monographs and blogs on a range of Turkish domestic and foreign policy issues, including its EU accession prospects, the Cyprus problem, Turkey’s policies towards the KRG, its domestic Kurdish issue, Turkey-US relations, the Fethullah Gulen movement, and the Ergenekon affair.
He serves as a trustee, council member and research committee member for the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), is an editorial board member for the journal Mediterranean Politics, sits on the international advisory panel for the journal Turkish Studies, and serves as advisor to the Centre for Turkish Studies in the UK and the Turkish Heritage Organization in the US. He is also a Visiting Scholar at TOBB-ET University in Ankara, where he spent January-April 2016.
He is a frequent visitor to Turkey, as well as Iraqi Kurdistan and the US, and has presented at numerous workshops and conferences in the UK, Turkey, the US and elsewhere. He has appeared as a Turkey expert on various UK and overseas media, has given testimony on Turkish issues to both houses of the UK Parliament, and is consulted on Turkish issues by various UK government agencies, both civilian and military, and by the US State Department.
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Sunday 23 October, 10.00 Frobisher 1-3
Turkey: is there hope for democracy?