Edebali Murat Akca

Edebali Murat Akca is a Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. Before joining TRT World, he worked on Turkish foreign policy in think tanks. He worked with several NGOs on the university sector and international relations monitoring. Edebali holds a BA and MA in International Relations from Istanbul Ticaret University. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Turkish National Defence University in Istanbul. His research interests include Turkish politics; foreign, domestic and security.
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Turkey’s Cross-Border and Counterterrorism Operations

This info pack examines Turkey’s cross-border military operations since 2016. Turkey’s aim is to neutralise terrorist organisations which threaten Turkey’s security and eliminate their...

Artificial Intelligence and the Global Fight against Covid-19

This info pack aims to explain Artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the use of AI in the healthcare system and the role of AI in...

When Artificial Worlds Collide: The US-China Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

This discussion paper will examine the background of a new type of arms race and analyse the Artificial Intelligence armament strategies of the US...

Turkey’s National Defence Industry: Origins, Transformation, and Achievements

This discussion paper discusses the chronological development of Turkey’s indigenous defence industry and highlights the turning points, stimuli, and outcomes of these developments.Turkey has...

Does artificial intelligence technology foreshadow a new arms race?

Today, the race for AI technology is beginning to replace the old arms race of the Cold War. According to most experts, states are...

History and Memory: TRT World in the Face of July 15 Coup

TRT World Research Centre has recently published a book on the phenomenon of the July 15 and TRT World’s specific memory of it. Apart...

Turkey’s Procurement of the S-400 System: An Explainer

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background information on Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system. It outlines the history of Turkey’s...

Local Elections in Turkey 2019

This info pack delves into the question of why local elections are an important phenomena in Turkish political life.Local elections in Turkey have always...

Legitimising Terror: The PYD/YPG, Syrian Kurds and the Myth of Representation

This study points towards the assumption often repeated in media and policy circles in the West that the PYD/YPG is representative of Syrian-Kurds, which...

A Milestone on a Long Road: Turkey’s Objectives East of the Euphrates

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background of recent developments in Syria with Turkey’s involvement in the northeast of the country.This info-pack aims...

2019: The Year Ahead

This report provides a look ahead at 2019, focusing on what TRT World Research Centre researchers believe will be some of the most significant...

Murder in a Consulate: The Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

This info-pack analyses the Jamal Khashoggi affair and investigates key questions surrounding this political assassination.This info-pack analyses the Jamal Khashoggi affair and investigates key...

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