Selçuk Aydın

Selçuk Aydın is a Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. He has presented, conducted projects and published articles, book chapters and opinions on Turkey's history, Turkish diaspora in the UK and Middle East. His research interests are colonialism, Middle Eastern politics and history, Islamic and Kurdish movements, diaspora, institutional, and security studies. Selçuk holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University, a Master’s Degree in Political Economy of the Middle East from King’s College London University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Defence Studies Department in the School of Security Studies at King’s College London University. His PhD thesis’ title is “Post-Ottoman States and Kurdish Movements: A Comparatively Analysis of Single Party Regime in Turkey (1923-1945), British Mandate Regime in Iraq (1920-1932) and French Mandate Regime in Syria (1923-1946).”
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Intra-Afghan peace talks can revitalise Turkey-US ties

With a long history behind the bilateral relationship that includes membership in NATO, Turkey can now positively contribute to the intra-Afghan peace talks with...

The fate of multilateralism after the pandemic

Global crises are no anomaly in recent history and multilateral institutions have generally emerged stronger in their wake.The Covid-19 crisis shows that the current...

China and the East Mediterranean Sea disputes

The sustainability of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Mediterranean will depend on whether China can help defuse tensions in the Mediterranean while...

TRT World Forum 2018 Book

The TRT World Forum 2018, a two-day summit organised by the TRT World Research Centre, brought together a wide array of distinguished academics, journalists,...

Could China re-shape politics in the Eastern Mediterranean?

The Mediterranean Sea has great significance for all countries, especially for those who want to engage in international trade, politics and security where a...

Paris Peace Conference 1919: The 100 Years’ Crisis in post-Ottoman lands

E.H. Carr titled his book after the interwar period he coined as The Twenty Years' Crisis:1919-1939 because of post-World War I developments. At present...

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...

FETÖ presence in Europe after the July 15 coup attempt

As the days and weeks unfolded it became abundantly clear that the U.S.-based Fethullah Gulen, the leader of the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation (FETÖ), was...

Turkey’s Growing Military Influence

Turkey views itself increasingly compelled to generate new strategies in foreign and security policy by combining both soft and hard power instruments because of...

The Changing Role and Position of Turkish Armed Forces in Turkish Foreign Policy

The Turkish Armed Forces have been discussed substantially during the last few years in the context of Turkish Foreign Policy due to new developments...

The Impact of the July 15 Coup Attempt on Turkish State and Society

In this session, a distinguished panel of speakers and participants convened to explore the origins, impact and lasting legacy of the brutal coup attempt...

Normalization of far right and EU’s precarious political position

The far-right movement is increasing in the European political sphere, and the EU, which was once critical of it, seems to recognize it as...

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