Dr. Tuba Eldem

Dr. Tuba Eldem


Research Division: Turkey/CATS
CATS Fellow

tuba.eldem(at)swp-berlin.org

Since 2018 Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Fenerbahçe University

2015-2018 Assistant Professor of International Relations, Gedik University

09/2013-02/2014 Post-doctoral Researcher, the Institute of “Transformative Power of Europe, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

2003- 2013 PhD in Political Science, University of Toronto

2001-2002 M.A in International Studies (European Political Economy), University of Birmingham, UK

1996-2001 B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Bosporus University, Istanbul, Turkey

Areas of Expertise:

Turkey, Defence and security policy / armed forces, Cyber-security, Digital Policy and Cyber, Political Regimes and Regime Change


External Publications (selection):

Tuba Eldem

The United Nations System and the Regulation of Global Cyberspace Security

Marmara Üniversitesi Siyasal Bilimler Dergisi, 2021, 9 (1) , p. 17-45 (Turkish and English)
Tuba Eldem

Between multi-stakeholderism and cyber sovereignty: understanding Turkey’s cybersecurity strategy

in: Routledge Companion to Global Cyber-Security Strategy, New York: Routledge, 2021, p. 395- 408
Tuba Eldem

Civilian Control of Armed Forces

in: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Tuba Eldem

Military Coups and Military Disengagement

in: Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer, 2020
Tuba Eldem

The Governance of Turkey’s Cyberspace: Between Cyber Security and Information Security

in: International Journal of Public Administration, 43:5, 2020, pp. 452-465
Tuba Eldem

Transformation of Media Sector from Above and Its Implications for the Freedom of Media in Turkey

in: Authoritarian and Populist Influences in the New Media, Routledge, 2017, pp. 83-115
Tuba Eldem

Democratic Control and Military Effectiveness of the Turkish Armed Forces

in: Reforming Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies: Democratic Control and Military Effectiveness in Comparative Perspectives, Springer, 2017, pp.171-192

SWP Podcast

Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür
EU-Turkey relations: Between democracy and transactionalism

Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps.


Alan Makovsky, Ilke Toygür
New US President - Boost or Blow for EU's Tricky Ties with Turkey?

Damien McGuinness talks to Alan Makovsky and Ilke Toygür about what a Biden presidency means for EU-Turkey relations. Will it improve that rocky relationship? And what does the US expect from the EU?


SWP Research Papers

Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert
Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics


Günter Seufert
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?

A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player