Turkish foreign policy in the region, Turkey in the Middle East and North Africa, Domestic politics, Gender politics, Civil Society
2016 - 2019 Research Associate at the Chair of Middle East Politics and Society at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
01/2015 - 03/2015 Junior Visiting Fellow at Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria
11/2012 - 12/2012 Guest fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies in Amman, Jordan
2009 - 2014 PhD and adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen
2003 - 2008 M.A in Political Science and Philosophy at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen
1997 - 2002 B.A. in Philosophy, Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey
Contribution to a Research Paper 2021/RP 10, 13.12.2021, 125 Pages, pp. 33–35
Turkey Adjusts Its Foreign Policy in Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood
Weaknesses in Foreign Policy and the Economy Bring the Regimes in Cairo and Ankara Closer Together
Turkish foreign policy has changed considerably in recent years and has become increasingly aggressive. Esme Nicholson talks with Sinem Adar and Hürcan Aslı Aksoy on how domestic political dynamics shape Ankara’s foreign relations with Europe.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention is a clear attack on human rights and the rule of law. This move is part of President Erdoğan’s strategy to remain in power. Brussels should demand a reversal of the withdrawal, says Hürcan Aslı Aksoy.
Sinem Adar and Hürcan Aslı Aksoy hold that, even with a change in government in Ankara, Turkey’s main interests in Syria will remain unchanged, in particular, preventing Kurdish autonomy under the leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)/YPG, warding off a new influx of refugees in Turkey, and resettling Syrian refugees in Syria.
Ankara has backed away from its more aggressive foreign policy amid domestic economic strain
Trots explosionsartad spridning vägrade Recep Tayyip Erdoğan och hans regering att ta till karantän, mot experters krav. Hanteringen kan komma att kräva ett hårt politiskt pris och Erdoğan har redan gått till motangrepp mot oppositionen. Coronakrisen politiserades snabbt i Turkiet medan tusentals insjuknade.