Bill Park

Visiting Research Fellow in the Defense Studies Department, King's College


Bill Park has been a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King’s College, London, since 2000, and has been based primarily at the UK’s Defence Academy. He was formerly Principal Lecturer at the JSCSC, Bracknell, and at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. From 1981 to 1991 he was Visiting Lecturer (Part-time) at City University, London, and from 1975 to 1978, Lecturer in International Politics, Liverpool Polytechnic. He has authored journal articles, book chapters, newspaper articles, blog pieces and monographs on a range of Turkish 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 is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Defence Studies Department.


Trump’s trust buster

Following repeated Turkish threats to attack the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stronghold in northeast Syria, on 19 December US President Trump announced the...   Read More

Human Rights Situation in Turkey under the Perpetual State of Emergency

After the July 15 coup attempt in 2016, the Turkish government immediately declared a three month state of emergency and began to govern the...   Read More

Turkey’s coup attempt and its aftermath

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) and the Turkey Institute are delighted to invite you to an exclusive roundtable...   Read More

Turkey’s Relations with the West: The Trajectory after Davutoglu

Turkey Institute is pleased to invite you to a very timely panel discussion on Turkey’s relations with the West. Guest speakers, Mr Bill Park,...   Read More

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