Dr. Hürcan Aslı Aksoy

Dr. Hürcan Aslı Aksoy


Research Division: Turkey/CATS
Deputy Head of CATS

huercan.asli.aksoy(at)swp-berlin.org

2016-2019 Research Associate at the Chair of Middle East Politics and Society at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

012015-03/2015 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

Areas of Expertise:

Turkey, Crisis management, Political systems

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Region, Turkey in the Middle East, Domestic Politics, Gender Politics, Civil Society


External Publications (selection):

Hürcan Aslı Aksoy

Gendered Strategies between Democratization and Democratic Reversal: The Curious Case of Turkey

in: Politics and Governance (Special Issue: The Feminist Project under Threat in Europe), Vol. 6 (3), 2018

Media quotes (selection):

Viktor Heikel

I Turkiet blev coronaepidemin politisk - hanteringen kan bli ett allvarligt hot mot president Erdoğans makt

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.

In: svenska.yle.fi, 27.04.2020

SWP Comments

Sinem Adar, Ilke Toygür
Turkey, the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

Militarization of Foreign Policy and Power Rivalry


Alan Makovsky
Problematic Prospects for US‑Turkish Ties in the Biden Era

Human Rights, Sanctions Likely among Early Tests


SWP Research Papers

Günter Seufert
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?

A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player


Günter Seufert
Foreign Policy and Self-image

The Societal Basis of Strategy Shifts in Turkey