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Dr. Mehmet Yegin

Research Division: The Americas
Visiting Fellow


2017 Assistant Professor at Istinye University, Istanbul

2012–2016 Director of the Center for American Studies, USAK (International Strategic Research Organisation), Ankara

2009–2012 Researcher at USAK (International Strategic Research Organisation), Center for Security Studies, Ankara

Areas of Expertise:

Turkey, Nato, United States

Strategic partnerships

SWP Publications (selection):

Mehmet Yegin

Turkey between NATO and Russia: The Failed Balance

Turkey’s S-400 Purchase and Implications for Turkish Relations with NATO

SWP Comment 2019/C 30, June 2019, 4 Pages


External Publications (selection):

Mehmet Yegin

Turkey's Reaction to the Coup in Egypt in Comparison with the US and Israel

in: Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, July 2016, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 407-421
Mehmet Yegin

"Defeating Daesh: Alternative Options"

Mehmet Yegin was part of the research team for the NATO/COE-DAT report.

Ankara, Turkey: A report prepared for NATOs Centre of Excellence for Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT), June 2015
Mehmet Yegin, Hasan Selim Özertem

Parameters of Engagement and Turkey's Limits in the Coalition Against ISIS

Turkey's role in a coalition against the Islamic State group has not yet been determined. This brief discusses the dynamics that really matter in the decision-making process regarding Turkey's participation in coalitions in order to provide insight into the current parameters of Turkey's approach to the coalition against ISIS. After outlining the factors that determine Turkey's participation in any coalition, it analyzes the recent debates about Turkey's contribution to the current coalition.

Ankara, Turkey: The German Marshall Fund of the United States Publications, November 2014
Mehmet Yegin, Eyüp Ersoy

Turkey - U.S. Relations: Towards a Multidimensional Partnership

Differing from other studies on Turkey-U.S. relations, this report examines the key actors in U.S. domestic policy and their perspectives about Turkey, theoretically discusses the regional approaches in Turkey-U.S. relations based on their own dynamics, and finally emphasizes the economic and social dimensions of Turkey-U.S. relations.

Ankara, Turkey: The International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) Publications, Research Report, May 2013
Mehmet Yegin, Osman Bahadır Dinçer, Habibe Özdal

Interviews on Turkish Foreign Policy Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III, Vol. IV (in Turkish)

Ankara, Turkey: The International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) Publications, 2009-2011

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

SWP Comments

Claudia Zilla, Madeleyne Aguilar Andrade
Bolivia after the 2020 General Elections

Despite the Return to Power of the MAS, a New Political Era Could Be About to Begin

Lars Brozus
Preparing for the Crises after COVID-19

Systematic Foresight as a Tool for Evidence-informed Precautionary Policy