|September 2015 - Present||Director for Colombia and South America, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)|
|May 2014 - Present||Faculty Member, Turkish National Police Academy ‐ International Center for Terrorism and Security (UTGAM)|
|February 2013 - June 2015||Researcher, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research|
Academic/Peer Reviewed (36)
Shaping Peace Processes: A Comparison between Turkey and Colombia Turkish Policy Quarterly (2018)
Despite having different trajectories and internal dynamics, the Colombia/FARC and the Turkey/PKK cases other an interesting comparative lens through which to analyze the critical factors of any successful peace process. While the Colombian government and ...
İran-Latin Amerika İlişkileri (1999-2017): Süreç, Kapsam ve Sonuç Akademik Ortadogu (2017)
Iran’s relationships with Latin America and the engagement style it has developed have created many controversies, especially in the West. The purpose of this study is to draw a diagram of the relations Iran has ...
Latino Muslims and Radical Extremism Why There Is No Daesh ISIS Threat in Latin America? Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2017)
Despite much talk about infiltration of ISIS into Latin America and participation from Latino Muslims, there is no concrete evidence yet. Latin America still represents the safest continent on the earth from ISIS threat. When ...
Geopolitics of Security: 'Borderland Triangle', Options and Obstacles (with Necati Anaz) Journal of International Studies (2016)
During the Cold-War period, the centre of geopoliticsmoved to the US, as opposed to one that was based in Europe for a longtime. The expectation that the Europe might gain its preeminence and centralrole in ...
A New Actor or Passer-By? The Political Economy of Turkey's Engagement with Africa Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (2012)
Despite its Ottoman past in the continent, Turkey did not show a serious interest in African affairs until recently. However, since 1998 there has been a revival in Turkey's involvement in developing relations with Africa. ...
Turkey’s ‘New’ Engagements in Africa and Asia: Scope, Content and Implications Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs (2011)
Since the AK Party assumed power in 2002, Turkish foreign policy has gone through a tremendous change both in its content and scope. The most striking and ‘new’ aspect of Turkey’s foreign policy has been ...