Yıldırım Turan

Dr. Turan obtained his PhD from Sakarya University's Institute of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations, with his thesis titled: "Democracy Promotion Policy of the European Union: Its Role and Dilemma in Turkey's Democratization". During his doctoral studies, he worked as a researcher at the University of Bremen in Germany for one year. He currently works as an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Sakarya University. Turan published journal articles in Alternatives, Warin History, Turkey and Middle East Studies Journal. His areas of expertise are regional policies, Israeli foreign policy, democratization and the Middle East.