Turan Gafarli

Turan Gafarli is a Deputy Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from Queen Mary University of London and a Master of Arts in Transnational Studies from University College London where he submitted the thesis `Nation-State in the Age of Globalization: Turkey’s Contemporary Path 1996-2016`. Turan worked as a researcher for Lord German, Treasurer of the Liberal Democrat Party, in the House of Lords whilst also interning at the Turkic Council, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office in Geneva. His research interests include Eurasia and Transcaucasia, Turkic World, globalization and the nation state debate. He also contributed to the book entitled 'Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom – 100 Years of Partnership (2019)'. Turan is also a member of Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs.
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Competing Visions of Eurasian Integration: The Turkic Alternative to Russia and China

This discussion paper aims to summarise the Chinese and Russian visions in order to show the Turkic World’s potential to contribute to Eurasian integrationThis...

After the Defeat: What does the Future Hold for Nikol Pashinyan?

This info pack explains Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s rise to power as well as the developments after the Karabakh war, namely the anti-government...

What does the coup attempt in Armenia mean?

The situation in Armenia remains unstable and will most probably lead to a new election rather than a civil war.Nikol Pashinyan, a former journalist...

Biden’s Foreign Policy ‘Reset’: New US Perspectives on Central Asia and the South Caucasus

This discussion paper focuses on President Joe Biden’s potential stance towards the South Caucasus and Central Asia.Amongst a host of uncertainties, what is clear...

Operation Iron Fist: Lessons from the Second Karabakh War

This discussion paper analyses the contemporary background to the Karabakh War and focuses on the lessons learned.A few central lessons can be drawn from...

Unscrupulous profiteers of Armenia’s Nagorno Karabakh occupation

Armenian occupation turned Karabakh into hotbed of illegal and criminal activities, not to mention stunted growth in every sector.A short clip from an...

The 2020 Georgian Parliamentary Elections

This info pack provides an overview of the Georgian political system alongside the major issues in Georgian politics.Georgia will head to the polls on...

Military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh: a preliminary balance sheet

Azerbaijan has significantly increased its defence capabilities and it's showing on the battlefield against Armenia.The Nagorno-Karabakh region is witnessing the largest military operations since...

Nagorno-Karabakh: A frozen conflict erupts

The conflict could escalate even further but the silver lining is that maybe there will be a resolution to the stalemate.The ceasefire in the...

One nation, Two States: Turkey’s Stance on the Recent Escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan

This info pack examines Turkey’s relationship with Azerbaijan as well as Ankara’s stance in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.This info pack explains Turkey’s military support to...

Turkic Council’s growing role in tackling crises of 2020

The Turkic Council aims to build a strong harmony in the foreign policies of its members and ensure a higher level of mutual support...

Is the South Caucasus a new flashpoint for Turkey and Russia?

The recent Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes point towards a broader geopolitical tussle in the region.The latest border tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan were bad news not...

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