Günter Seufert is a senior researcher with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, where he focuses on political developments in Turkey and the Cyprus conflict. For several years he was based in Istanbul working as a correspondent for German, Swiss, and Austrian newspapers (2001–2004 and 2007–2010). He taught as a visiting associate professor in the Department for Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia (2004–2007). Prior to this, he was Researcher and Managing Director of the Istanbul branch of the Beirut-based Institute of the German Oriental Society (1996–2001). In 1996, Seufert, who holds a PhD in Sociology, was a postdoc researcher at the University of Lausanne.
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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