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Birgül Demirtaş

Professor of International Relations, Turkish-German University

Birgül Demirtaş is professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Turkish-German University in İstanbul. She has received her BA in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University, MA in International Relations from Bilkent University, Ph.D. in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin. Her studies concentrate on Turkish foreign policy, Balkan Politics, German foreign policy, Turkish political parties and migration, city diplomacy and gender. She was the managing editor of the academic peer-review Journal of Uluslararası İlişkiler (International Relations, indexed in SSCI) between 2019-2021, assistant editor of the Journal between 2004-2018. She was also the assistant editor of the Perceptions journal between 2014-2018. She has articles published in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy, Iran and the Caucasus, Internationale Politik, Ankara Journal of European Studies, and Turkish Yearbook of International Relations.