About

FeniksPolitik is an independent opinion platform that aims to encourage and endorse critical freethinking by showcasing the thoughts and analyses of distinguished experts on the subjects of Turkey, international politics, security affairs, economics, and the social sciences.

About Us

Who Are We

FeniksPolitik is an independent opinion platform that aims to encourage and endorse critical freethinking by showcasing the thoughts and analyses of distinguished experts on the subjects of Turkey, international politics, security affairs, economics, and the social sciences.

Editorial Board

Hamdi Firat Büyük

Managing Editor

Political Analyst, Journalist

Büyük is a Sarajevo based journalist and political analyst while pursuing his PhD at the University of Sarajevo. Prior to this, he worked as a Political Analyst at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Turkish Weekly. Büyük has engaged in many projects and field studies, and his research has been showcased in numerous journals, policy papers, and academic articles, primarily revolving around topics of Turkish domestic and foreign politics, the Balkans, and Europe.

John Dykes

Editor

Political Analyst

John Dykes is an editor and analyst specializing in Turkish and EU foreign and security affairs. He has a dual MA in Comparative Social Sciences from Humboldt University of Berlin and Middle East Technical University of Ankara. Between 2014 and 2016 he was the English Language Editor at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK). His primary areas of interest are EU-Turkey relations, Turkish and German foreign and security policies, nuclear proliferation, and EU normative power.

Fatih Çüngürlü

Editor

Political Analyst

Fatih Çüngürlü obtained his MA in International Relations from Central European University in Budapest. He interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and has taken part in various research projects, exploring topics such as populism and US-EU relations. His primary focuses are security studies, populism, and European politics. Çüngürlü earned his BA degree from Boğaziçi University’s Political Science and International Relations Department. 

Büşra N. Özgüler-Aktel

Editorial Board Member

Political Analyst

Ozguler-Aktel is a graduate research assistant and PhD student at Georgia State University’s Department of Political Science, where she specializes in international relations and political methodology. Previously she was a Researcher at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) and Editor-in-Chief of the Organization’s Turkish and English websites. She reads, thinks, writes, and talks about peacebuilding, peace negotiations, Middle East politics, and Israeli politics.

Mehmet Yegin

Editorial Board Member

Political Analyst

Yegin holds a PhD from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science. After studying American politics throughout his MA studies at the University of Cincinnati, Yegin worked at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) as a Researcher from 2008 to 2012 and as the Director of the Center for American Studies from 2012 to 2016. His fields of expertise include Turkish foreign policy, Turkey-US relations, American politics, alliances/coalitions, NATO, and the Kurdish issue. 

Contact

FeniksPolitik welcomes experts, academics, journalists, and researchers to submit written analyses on topics dealing with (but not limited to) international politics, security affairs, economics, and Turkey.

Analyses should be no more than 1,000 words and should provide the context, background, and in-depth examination of the relevant issue.

FeniksPolitik offers a respected platform as well as editorial and expert review and support for accepted submissions.

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