Author profile: Burak Bilgehan Özpek

Burak Bilgehan Özpek is an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara. His main research interests include the de facto states, conflict studies, contemporary politics of the Middle East and Turkish foreign policy. He has published articles in journals such as Journal of International Relations and Development, International JournalNear East QuarterlyIran and the CaucasusTurkish Studies, Israel Affairs, Global Governance and Birikim

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

Burak Bilgehan Özpek • Jun 30 2016 • Articles

The AKP government’s policy towards Syria has produced repercussions affecting Turkey’s global relations and given rise to authoritarian tendencies in domestic realm.


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