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Çağrı Yıldırım

Çağrı Yıldırım is a political scientist who contributes to from Ankara. His particular research interests include Turkish politics, Turkey-EU Relations, democratization and elections.

Cagri-Yildirim-BalkanalysisIn addition, Çağrı is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Missouri, where he works as a research assistant in his department.. He completed his M.A. degree on European Studies at Sabancı University in Istanbul, and holds a B.A. in International Relations and the EU from Izmir University of Economics.

Çağrı Yıldırım has additionally worked as a visiting researcher at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. In addition to writing for, Çağrı has also published articles focusing on international relations, in Turkish academic journals like Uluslararasi Iliskiler, and has worked on several research projects as a research associate.

For example, in 2012 Çağrı was a research associate for “Turkey and EU Enlargement: Prospects and Policies – Transportation project” which was conducted jointly by Budapest’s Central European University and Sabanci University (the study will be published as a book chapter called “Whither Synchronization? The European Union Transport Policy and Turkey.”

In 2011, Çağrı Yıldırım was also a research associate for the Izmir University of Economics and Turkish Coal Entreprise joint project, the outcome of which was the “History of Coal and Turkey’s Coal Startegies” report submitted to the Turkish Coal Entreprise.

Status: Çağrı Yıldırım is is currently available for speaking engagements and event participation.

All previous Articles, Interviews and Briefings by Çağrı Yıldırım

Turkish National Security Threats and the Upcoming Papal Visit (November 19, 2014)

The “New Turkey’s” Foreign Policy Direction under President Erdoğan (September 13, 2014)

Turkey’s Fifteenth EU Progress Report: on the Road to Guinness, rather than Europe? (with Erdinç Erdem, December 29, 2012)

The Role of the Military in Turkish Politics and European Union Membership Negotiations (December 2, 2010)

2004-2009 Back Archives