İstanbul Kültür University

Staff

Directors

Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün

Director
Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün

Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün is the Director of the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) and the Chair of the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Kültür University.
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Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki

Deputy Director
Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki

Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki is a scholar, political analyst and civil society activist. She is the Deputy Director and co-founder of the Global Political Trends (GPoT) Center, a policy-oriented research institution, established in 2008 under the auspices of Istanbul Kültür University.
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Current Staff

Gamze Coşkun

Administrative Assistant
Gamze Coşkun

Gamze Coşkun, a graduate of tourism and hotel management, has previously held various positions at several 5-star hotels.
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Muhammed Ammash

Project Officer
Muhammed Ammash

Muhammed Ammash completed his Master's in Peace and Conflict Management Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel in 2014.
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Michael Asiedu

Project Assistant
Michael Asiedu

Michael Asiedu holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool, UK.
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Sena Kekeç

Project Assistant
Sena Kekeç

Sena Kekeç completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at İstanbul Kultur University in 2015.
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Former Staff

Duygu Alpan

Project Officer
Duygu Alpan

Duygu Alpan received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science.
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Sofia Hafdell

Project Officer
Sofia Hafdell

Sofia Hafdell received her Master's degree in Communication for Development from Malmö University, Sweden in 2014.
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Lenka Peťková

Project Officer
Lenka Peťková

Lenka Peťková received her master's degree in European studies and bachelor's in international relations from the Comenius University in Bratislava.
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Omar Sheira

Adjunct Fellow
Omar Sheira

Omar Sheira completed a Master of Law in International and Human Rights Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
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Nazlı Ersoy

Project Assistant
Nazlı Ersoy

Nazlı Ersoy completed her Master’s Euro-Mediterranean Relations in Rovira I Virgili University in Spain and Saint-Joseph University of Beirut in Lebanon.
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