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Ebru Turhan
Ebru Turhan
2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow

Ebru Turhan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science & International Relations at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin. She is the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module “INSITER-Inside the Turkey-EU Relations” (www.insiter.tau.edu.tr), co-financed by the European Commission. She also serves as the co-editor of the “Turkey and European Union Studies” book series at Nomos.

Turhan is a 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow. The title of her project was “German-Turkish Relations: Towards an Integrated Approach in Light of a New Global Challenges, the Euro Crisis and the Debate on the Future Architecture of the European Union.”

From February 2006 to September 2013, Ebru Turhan worked at the Berlin Representation of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), where she held the position of senior expert and project manager. She received her MA degree in Contemporary European Studies (with distinction) from the University of Bath and her PhD in Political Science (summa cum laude) from the University of Cologne in 2012.

Turhan’s current research interests include EU-Turkey affairs, external differentiated integration between the EU and third countries, EU enlargement policy, German-Turkish relations, the EU-Turkey refugee “deal,” and German foreign policy.

German Interests and Turkey's EU Accession Process: A Holistic Perspective

2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan and 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Günter Seufert’s report German Interests and Turkey’s EU Accession Process: A Holistic Perspective was published in November 2015.

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The "New Iran" Must Still Grapple with Old Enmities

Senior Scholar and Conflict Resolution and Mediation Stream Coordinator Bülent Aras and 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan's article "The "New Iran" Must Still Grapple with Old Enmities" was published in Europe's World on October 9, 2014.

After the 2014 European Parliament Elections: What is at Stake for Europe and Turkey-EU Relations?

2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan’s policy brief “After the 2014 European Parliament Elections: What is at Stake for Europe and Turkey-EU Relations?” was published in September 2014.

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İran Nükleer Anlaşması, Ortadoğu'da Güç Dengesi ve Türkiye

Senior Scholar and Conflict Resolution and Mediation Stream Coordinator Bülent Aras and 2013/14 Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan's article "İran Nükleer Anlaşması, Ortadoğu’da Güç Dengesi ve Türkiye" was published in ORSAM in June 2014.

The 2013 German Federal Elections: Key Determinants and Implications for German-Turkish Relations

2013/14 Mercator/IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan’s policy brief “The 2013 German Federal Elections: Key Determinants and Implications for German-Turkish Relations” was published in November 2013.

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German-Turkish Economic Relations: Current Status and Future Prospects – A Regional View

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened a roundtable meeting titled “German-Turkish Economic Relations: Current Status and Future Prospects – A Regional View” on September 15, 2015 at BUSIAD Headquarters in Bursa. The roundtable was initiated by Mercator-IPC Fellow Ebru Turhan and realized with the support of the following cooperation partners: TÜRKONFED, BUSIAD, German-Turkish Chamber of Industry and Commerce and MARSIFED.

Istanbul Transatlantic Trends 2014 Launch

IPC and the German Marshall Fund of the United States co-organized a public debate to discuss the results of Transatlantic Trends 2014 on September 15, 2014.

The German Elections and the Future of EU-Turkey Relations

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative convened a panel discussion titled "The German Elections and the Future of EU-Turkey Relations" with Mercator-IPC Fellow Ruprecht Polenz on January 22, 2014 at IPC. Ruprecht Polenz, Gerald Knaus and Ebru Turhan participated as panelists.