Cana Tülüş Türk has been working at Istanbul Policy Center as Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator since January 2012. Before joining IPC, she worked at Tohum Autism Foundation for 18 months as Projects Assistant and Deputy Projects Specialist. She held her MA degree in European Studies from Sabancı University (Turkey) with full scholarship upon completing her Project on “Turkey and the European Union; Historical Evolution of the Relations and the Current Situation.” She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University (Turkey) in 2009. During her BA, she worked on a project focusing on the processes of ‘othering’ and discrimination in Turkey; and had internships in Cumhuriyet Newspaper, NTV and the Turkish National Assembly for short periods.
Cana is Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University, and writing her dissertation on “Discussing People’s Normative Conceptions on Democracy: The Case of Turkey.” Her research focuses on political theory, comparative politics, Turkish politics, European integration, populism, and civil society in Turkey. She is a writer of Beğenmeyen Okumasin literature blog and mentor at BUMED. She is a Member of the Executive Board of Turkey Europe Foundation; Turkey Europe Future Forum 2015 Fellow; Member of the Women in Foreign Policy (Turkey), Global Diplomacy Lab, United Europe, and alumni group of the Robert Bosch Foundation. She was first year “EU Communication Volunteer” of the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs.
The Report of the 3rd Acthuman Initiative: Strong Cooperativism for Social Solidarity Economy
The report of the 3rd Acthuman Initiative titled "Strong Cooperativism for Social Solidarity Economy (Sosyal Dayanışma Ekonomisi için Güçlü Kooperatifçilik)" was published in February 2021. Organized in cooperation with INGEV and written by Orkun Doğan, the "Strong Cooperativism for Social Solidarity Economy" report is the end result of six-month work with the participation of representatives of municipalities, production and consumption cooperatives, universities, international organizations and non-governmental organizations. The report covers nine priority areas for strong cooperatives; the statistics in the world, Europe and Turkey; evaluations on the new cooperative vision; and social policy recommendations.
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Snow Sports Tourism Development Policies in Turkey
Daniel Turner and Sandro Carnicelli's book Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy was published on April 26, 2017 with Routledge. The book featured a chapter by Senior Scholar Korel Göymen, 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Cenk Demiroğlu and Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş Türk, titled "Snow Sports Tourism Development Policies in Turkey".
Afghanistan in Transition: Institution and Security Nexus
Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş, IPC Researcher Çiğdem Tongal, and Sabancı University Faculty Member Emre Hatipoğlu's report Afghanistan in Transition: Institution and Security Nexus was published in August 2014.
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Epidemic and the Disciplined Community
Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş Türk's article "Epidemic and the Disciplined Community (Gözetim Toplumunda Salgın Üzerine)" was published in Perspektif on April 19, 2020. Please click here to read the article.
On the Global Crisis of Democracy: Discussing Normative Conceptions of Democracy
Research and Administrative Affairs Coordinator Cana Tülüş Türk's article "On the Global Crisis of Democracy: Discussing Normative Conceptions of Democracy (Demokrasinin Küresel Krizi ve Demokrasi Algısı Üzerine)" was published in Perspektif on March 5, 2020. Please click here to read the article.
The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Turkey and the World
IPC organized the panel “The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Turkey and the World (Türkiye'de ve Dünyada Demokratik Yönetişim Krizi)” on November 8, 2019 at IPC Karaköy to introduce three new books: Age of Discontent: Essays on Violence, Politics and Belonging by Evren Balta, Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization, which was edited by Andrew O’Donohue and Thomas Carothers and includes a section by Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Kurdish Issue: Local Dynamics and Conflict Resolution by Fuat Keyman and Ayşe Köse Badur.
Digital Governance & Solutions - Steering Committee Meeting and Workshop
IPC, Human Development Foundation (İNGEV), and University of Oxford organized the steering committee and workshop “ActHuman - Digital Governance and Solutions in Municipalities (ActHuman - Belediyelerde Dijital Yönetişim Fırsatları)” on September 24, 2019 at Marmara Municipalities Union.
Fellows from the Turkish Heritage Organization's Non-Resident Fellowship Program Visit
Eight Fellows from the Turkish Heritage Organization’s Non-Resident Fellowship program visited IPC on July 4, 2019. They discussed recent issues on Turkey, Turkey-US relations, Syrian refugees in Turkey, and the economy with Maissam Nimer, Ersin Kalaycioğlu, Bahri Yılmaz, and Cana Tülüş Türk.
European Parliament – IPC Visit
IPC and the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) hosted parliamentary consultants from the European Parliament to discuss contemporary Turkish politics, Turkey’s foreign policy, and EU-Turkey Relations on October 31, 2018 at IPC Karaköy.
Center for Asia Leadership – IPC Visit
Founded by Harvard alumni, Boston-based Center for Asia Leadership visited IPC on June 7, 2018. The 19-person delegation consisting of Harvard, MIT and Fletcher School alumni met with IPC Senior Scholar & Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit and IPC Senior Scholar Bahri Yılmaz, who gave talks on economics, Turkey-EU relations, Turkey’s elections, and current issues.