Ferhat Polat

Ferhat Polat is a Deputy Researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. He is a PhD researcher in North African Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in Exeter with a particular focus on Turkish Foreign Policies. His interest include the politics of the Middle East and its influence in North Africa, particularly inregards to the potential for stronger economic, political and social partnerships. He has worked as a consultant and researcher for small businesses to expand into new markets in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also a published writer and journalist and a regular contributor to the British Council-partnered political journal as well as the Middle East Monitor. He has previously worked as a political analyst at British Institute of Turkish Affairs.
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Is Haftar aiming to be Libya’s new Gaddafi?

Libya requires a determined leadership, empowered by the rule of law, as well as democratic institutions adhering to inclusive policies in order to reverse...

Local elections are a measure of the strength of Turkey’s democracy

High voter turnout in local elections can demonstrate that the Turkish people are deeply invested in their democracy.Turkey's local elections this Sunday are expected...

Is Libya’s Khalifa Haftar provoking a full-blown conflict in Tripoli?

Haftar's forces have given a strong indication that they might march on Tripoli. The international community must take diplomatic action to prevent armed conflict.Today...

The Economic Factor in the 2019 Local Elections in Turkey

This info pack analyses the potential impact of the national economy on local elections.This info pack analyses the potential impact of the national economy...

Libya’s Civil War: Is the End in Sight?

Today, Libya is fragmented and polarized, mired in instability and insecurity. As a result, Libya is lacking a unified, representative and legitimate government able...

Towards a larger role for Turkey in the Libyan peace process

More than seven years since Gaddafi was toppled, Libya still faces severe political and social difficulties of the democratic transition. The toppling of the...

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