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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Turkey’s Energy Policies: Towards a Sustainable and Secure Future

The Turkish government's investment in various alternative and clean energy sources reflects its attempt to decrease Turkey’s dependence on foreign energy sources.The Turkish government...

Iran’s Shifting Position on Nagorno-Karabakh

This info pack examines Iran’s foreign policy toward Nagorno-Karabakh in the context of Tehran’s relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan.Although Karabakh is internationally recognised...

The 2020 Oil Price War: Winners and Losers

This info pack examines the ‘oil Armageddon’ that took place in the first quarter of 2020. It examines the different players, and takes a...

Armenian provocation continues to threaten regional peace

Despite many international calls for the withdrawal of pro-Armenian forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven districts, these territories are still under Armenian occupation...

Will God ‘punish us’ if we don’t make Russian an official language?

Russian interference in Uzbekistan has led for a push to adopt Russian as an official language, but the move is having the opposite effect.The...

A Balancing Act or a Game Changer? The SU-30SM and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

This discussion paper analyses the historical background of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh as well as Russian involvement in the context of the latest SU-30SM...

Energy Brinkmanship: Saudi Arabia, Russia and the Oil Price War

The info pack focuses on the background and interests of the parties involved in the current oil price war launched by Saudi Arabia to...

The Idlib Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

This info-pack highlights four major tenants for Turkey’s involvement in Syria in general, and Idlib in particular, incorporating Turkey’s responses to some of the...

The EastMed Pipeline: Game Changer or Pipe Dream?

This Info Pack will delve into the EastMed pipeline’s background, the parties involved, its drawbacks, and the winners and losers of recent developments.The EastMed...

Against All Odds: Turkey’s Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

This discussion paper aims to analyse the positions of both Greece and Turkey, as well as the Greek-Cypriot Administration, on the maritime delimitation issue...

The Turkic world is on the edge of a historic revival

The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is ready to welcome Uzbekistan as a new member while Turkmenistan expects to become an observer state.Since...

Azerbaijan and Georgia: interdependence cannot be risked

The connection between Georgia and Azerbaijan is a unique model of cooperation in the regionThe connection between Georgia and Azerbaijan is a unique model...

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