Experts - Turkey
As EU membership negotiations appear stuck political analysts Ekrem Guzeldere and Piotr Zalewski examine the tensions dividing Turkey in a crucial election year.
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere works as a political analyst for the European Stability Initiative, a think tank that studies political and social change in Turkey and its relations with the EU. He is based in ESI’s Istanbul office.
Currently he is working on the Kurdish question, minorities, Turkey’s “deep state”, its foreign policy, as well as the debate in Germany about integration and Turkey-EU relations.
Prior to working with ESI he worked for the German political foundation, Heinrich Böll, in Istanbul, where he was responsible for projects on human rights and energy issues. Previously Ekrem worked in the European Parliament in Brussels and the communication agency Walueurope in Rome.
He holds a master’s degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin, a post-graduate “Euromasters” degree obtained in universities in Bath, Paris, and Madrid and a masters degree in Peace Studies from Hagen University.