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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Turkey. I have received my Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in 2014. In my dissertation, I put forward a homegrown theorizing proposal based on empirical findings derived from an event dataset that I built.  The dataset comprises of 22 years of Turkey’s foreign and domestic behavior by Turkey’s state and non-state actors. My research interests include Turkey’s foreign affairs, International Relations Theory, Civil-Military Relations, Homegrown Theorizing and Methodology. I have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as All Azimuth, New Perspectives on Turkey, and International Studies Perspectives and wrote a book chapter titled “Homegrown Theorizing and Non-Western International Relations Theory”  in International Relations Theories (Turkish).

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