Dr Mustafa Demir

Director, Turkey Institute

Biography

Mustafa Demir holds a PhD in the School of Politics and International Relations at Keele University. He had his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Uludag University in Bursa/Turkey. His research interests are: the Middle East and current developments, Turkey’s foreign and security policies, Kurdish question and perception of Kurds and Kurdistan in the Middle East and world politics. He worked on Turkey’s relations with Kurdistan Region of Iraq (2003-2013) as his doctoral thesis.

Activities

Russia’s grand strategy: how Putin is using Syria conflict to turn Turkey into Moscow’s proxy

Commentary
Turkey, Russia and Iran have actively involved themselves in the Syrian conflict, each with their own divergent interests. Moscow and Tehran have put their...   Read More

Between a rock and a hard place: Turkey’s Middle East and Syria Challenge

Event
The Middle East has always been a complicated region to deal with, even for Turkey, which has historical and cultural ties with it. It...   Read More

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