Turkey Programme

ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme was established in 2020 and aims to promote consistent, reliable and research-substantiated information and analysis of Turkey’s domestic political and foreign policy developments, its relations with Greece, the European Union, the United States, Russia and the emerging powers.

Its key objectives include:

Observation of actors and policies, domestic and foreign, in Turkey that influence its relationship with Greece, its other neighbors, the European Union and other regional and global actors.

Dissemination of reliable information and informed, solution-oriented analysis on Turkish politics.

Promotion of expert and public dialogue on Turkey.

Production of high-quality research and policy analysis publications.

Establishment of ELIAMEP as a regional and European point of reference in policy debates about Turkey, spanning from Greek-Turkish bilateral issues to topics of regional security, European and transatlantic interest.

By promoting closer relations, synergies, networking with leading think tanks and researchers in Turkey, Europe and North America, and aiming to nurture a generation of young researchers on Turkey, ELIAMEP aspires to rise through the Programme to a center of excellence and a leading reference European policy research center on Turkey.

Advisory Board

Nilgün Arısan Eralp, TEPAV
Pavlos Apostolidis, Ambassador (Ret.)‎
Mustafa Aydın, GTF
Costa Carras, GTF‎
Ipek Cem Taha, Columbia Global Center Istanbul
Katerina Dalacoura, LSE
Thomas Diez, University of Tübingen
Ahmet Evin, Sabancı University
Üstün Ergüder, Sabancı University
William Hale, SOAS ‎
Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Sabancı University
George Kaklikis, Ambassador (Ret.)‎
Fuat Keyman, Sabancı University
Kemal Kirişçi, Brookings Institution ‎
Ian Lesser, GMFUS
Ziya Öniş, Koç University
Ergun Özbudun, Istanbul Şehir University
Günter Seufert, SWP‎
Nathalie Tocci, IAI
Jenny White, University of Stockholm
Thanos Veremis, ELIAMEP

Experts, Turkey Programme

Kalliopi Amygdalou
Research Fellow Architecture and Ideology, Cultural Heritage
Εvangelos Areteos
Research Associate, Turkey Programme
George Angeletopoulos
Research Associate, Turkey Programme
Nicholas Danforth
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Maria Gavouneli
Senior Policy Advisor; Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
George Kaklikis
Senior Policy Advisor; Ambassador (ad hon.)
Elena Lazarou
Research Fellow, Security and defence, Global governance, Transatlantic relations, EU foreign policy
Athanasios Manis
Research Fellow, Security; Turkey
Panagiota Manoli
Research Fellow, Comparative regionalism; European Neighborhood Policy
Alexia Mitsikostas
Project manager
Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Efthymios Papastavridis
Research Associate; Researcher and Part-time Lecturer, University of Oxford and Research Fellow; Academy of Athens and Athens PIL Center
Sotiris Serbos
Research Fellow, Transatlantic relations; European integration & foreign policy; Turkish foreign policy
Panayotis Tsakonas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Security Programme; Professor of International Relations, Security Studies & Foreign Policy Analysis, University of Athens
Dimitris Tsarouhas
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Thanos Veremis
Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, History, International Relations