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.

Report: ELIAMEP Turkey Programme 2020-2023

Advisory Board

Nilgün Arısan Eralp, TEPAV
Pavlos Apostolidis, Ambassador (Ret.)‎
Mustafa Aydın, 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
Senior Research Fellow, Architecture and Ideology, Cultural Heritage
Εvangelos Areteos
Research Associate, Turkey Programme
Bahar Baser
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Nicholas Danforth
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Maria Gavouneli
Director General; Professor, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Eliza Gheorghe
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
İştar Gözaydın
Non-Resident Scholar, Turkey Programme
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
George Kaklikis
Senior Policy Advisor; Ambassador (ad hon.)
Georgios Christos Kostaras
Junior Research Fellow
Elena Lazarou
Senior 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 & Lecturer, University of Athens; Lecturer, University of Oxford; Research Fellow, Academy of Athens and PIL Center
Panayotis Tsakonas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Foreign Policy & Security Programme; Professor, University of Athens
Dimitris Tsarouhas
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme
Kıvanç Ulusoy
Senior Visiting Fellow, Turkey Programme (February-September 2022)
Thanos Veremis
Vice-President of the Board of Directors; Professor Emeritus, University of Athens; History, International Relations
Eylem Yanardağoğlu
Research Fellow, Turkey Programme