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Assoc Prof Dr Ebru Turhan
Senior Research Fellow


Associate Professor, Turkish-German University

Ebru Turhan is associate professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Turkish-German University (TDU), Istanbul. She also serves as a senior research fellow at the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin and at the Center for Turkey and European Union Studies (CETEUS) of the University of Cologne.

Turhan was the academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet Module ‘INSITER-Inside the Turkey-EU Relations’ (2016-2019), co-financed by the European Commission. Before joining the Turkish-German University in September 2015, she was a Mercator-IPC fellow and post-doctoral researcher at the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) of the Sabancı University and a senior expert at the Berlin Representation of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSIAD).

Turhan holds an MA in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath, UK and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her current research interests include EU-Turkey relations, external differentiation, German-Turkish relations, German foreign policy, gendered practices of knowledge production, and research synthesis and framing techniques. She is the co-editor of the open access edited volume EU-Turkey Relations: Theories, Institutions, and Policies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

Her commentaries and interviews appeared inter alia in Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, ZDF, Tagesspiegel, Radio France, Deutschlandfunk, Die Presse, and Medyascope.