Conferences & Workshops

  • “Turkey as a Model for the Mediterranean? A Historical Perspective on European Discourses”, ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019.
  • “A ‘Model’ No More: Debating Turkish Democracy in the Southern Neighbourhood”, Workshop on Contested Political Norms in the European Neighbourhood, Maastricht University, Brussels Campus, 18 June 2019
  • Authors’ Workshop on “The Global Challenge of Political Polarization”, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brussels, 17 June 2019.
  • “Contestations of European Normative Power: Discursive Challenges from Turkey and Russia”, European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Conference, Colorado, Denver, 9-11 May 2019.
  • “Contestations of European Normative Power: Discursive Challenges from Turkey and Russia”, Danish European Studies Association Annual Conference, Roskilde University, 24-26 September 2018.
  • “Historicising Turkish Euroscepticism: Myths, Legacies and Prospects for Change”, Danish European Studies Association Annual Conference, Roskilde University, 24-26 September 2018.
  • “Avrupa’yı Yeniden Yazmak: Türkiye Tarihinde Avrupa Şüpheciliğinin Kökenleri ve İhtilafları” (Rewriting Europe: Roots and Contestations of Euroscepticism in Turkish History), Uluslararası İlişkiler Konseyi (UİK) Kongresi, Antalya, 3-6 May 2018.
  • “Contestations of European Normative Power: Discursive Challenges from Turkey and Russia”, International Studies Association (ISA), 59th Annual Convention, San Francisco, 4-7 April 2018.
  • “Discourse Analysis: Strengths and Shortcomings”, 3rd All Azimuth Workshop: Methods in Turkish IR, Bilkent University, 18-19 September 2017.
  • “Populist Discourse Transcending Regions: Turkey and India Compared”, International Studies Association (ISA), 58th Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 February 2017.
  • “The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal: Challenges and Opportunities”, Workshop at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 16 March 2016.
  • “Populism through Foreign Policy Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis of President Erdoğan’s Election Speeches”, Conference on “Contemporary Populism: Democracy, Identity and Foreign Policy”, organised by the University of Westminster and Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul Bilgi University, 27 November 2015.
  • “Changing Perceptions of Europe in a Changing Turkey: Analysing Identity Change Among the Turkish Public”,43rd  ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, 29 March – 2 April 2015.
  • “De-Europeanisation through Foreign Policy: A Critical Discourse Analysis of President Erdoğan’s Election Speeches”, Final Workshop on “Encounters with Europe”, Kemerburgaz University, 6 March 2015.
  • “Foreign Policy as an Identity Marker: Discursive Construction of Turkish Identity through Turkish Foreign Policy”, International Studies Association (ISA), 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, 18-21 February 2015.
  • “The Protection of the Rule of Law in Turkey”, Conference on the “Rule of Law as a Strategic Priority in the EU’s External Action”, University of Leuven, Belgium, 30 June 2014.
  • “Foreign Policy as an Identity Marker: Understanding Turkey’s Dealignment with the EU”, European International Studies Association Second European Workshops in International Studies, İzmir, 21-24 May 2014.
  • Co-convenor of the Workshop on “Encounters with Europe, Turkey” (with Alper Kaliber), European International Studies Association Second European Workshops in International Studies, İzmir, 21-24 May 2014.
  • “Bilgi Üniversitesi’nde Avrupa Mükemmeliyet Merkezi: Lisans ve Yüksek Lisans Düzeyinde Avrupa Çalışmaları” (EU Center of Excellence at Bilgi University: European Studies at Undergraduate and Graduate Levels), Uluslararası İlişkiler Konseyi 10. Yıl Kongresi, Çeşme/İzmir, 17-20 April 2014.
  • “Turkey in Comparison with the Balkans”, Workshop on “Europeanization of Turkey: Polity, Politics and Policies”, Yasar University and Bilkent University, İzmir, 24 October 2013.
  • “Social Constructivist and Discursive Approaches to European Foreign Policy”, European International Studies Association Eighth Pan-European Conference, Warsaw, 18-21 September 2013 .
  • “EU-Turkey Relations and the Stagnation of Turkish Democracy”, Global Turkey in Europe Conference, Mercator Stiftung Berlin, 18 March 2013.
  • “EU-Turkey Relations and the Stagnation of Turkish Democracy”, Global Turkey in Europe Conference, German Marshall Fund Brussels, 5 December 2012.
  • “Discourse Analysis in International Relations”, Istanbul Bilgi University Department of International Relations Method Workshop, 19 March 2012.
  •  “Lost in Europeanization? Turkey and the Western Balkans” (with Gergana Noutcheva), European Union Studies Association Twelfth Biennial International Conference, Boston, 3-5 March 2011.
  • “Lost in Europeanization? Turkey and the Western Balkans” (with Gergana Noutcheva), Authors’ Workshop for West European Politics Special Issue “When Europeanization Travels”, Free University Berlin, 21-23 October 2010.
  • “Turkish Accession and Defining the Boundaries of Nationalism and Supranationalism: Discourses in the European Commission” (with Semin Suvarierol), ECPR SGEU Fifth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, Porto, 23-26 June 2010.
  • “Turkish Accession and Defining the Boundaries of Nationalism and Supranationalism: Discourses in the European Commission” (with Semin Suvarierol), Workshop on “Whither Turkey? Taking Stock of the Dynamics that Shape EU Reforms”, Sabancı University, 15-16 January 2010.
  • “Outlook to Turkey’s EU Membership in France” Workshop on “Re-Conceptualizing Turkey-EU Relations”, organized by Marmara University and the University of Bremen, Istanbul, 9-10 October 2009.
  • “Valenciennes: The Restructuring Process” (with Ayhan Kaya) Workshop on “Turkey and Europe: The Regionalisation Processes in Comparison”, organised by Sciences Po, Paris, 29 June 2009.
  • “Turkey: Challenges to Democratisation” Conference on “Challenges to Democratization: Trends and Responses in the European Neighbourhood”, organised by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and La Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE), Brussels, 16-17 March 2009. 
  • “Discursive Construction of European Identity in EU’s Relations with Turkey: The Case of the European Commission” and “International Influences on the Turkish Transition to Democracy in 1983” (with Yaprak Gürsoy), International Studies Association (ISA), 50th Annual Convention, New York, 15-18 February 2009.
  • “Turkey: A Sustainable Case of De-Radicalisation?” Expert Seminar on “The Dynamics of Political Islam and EU Foreign Policy in the Mediterranean”, organised by FRIDE, CEPS and Fundacion Tres Culturas with the participation of the European Commission, Brussels, 27-28 November 2008.
  • “Human Rights in Turkey” Seminar on “Democracy and Democratization in Turkey”, Universidad Autónomo de Madrid, 21-23 November 2008.
  • “International Influences on the Turkish Transition to Democracy in 1983” (with Yaprak Gürsoy) “Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Development’, Stanford University, San Francisco/USA, 25-26 October 2007.
  • “Seeking Kant in the EU’s Relations with Turkey” organised by TESEV at Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, 5 April 2007. §  “Political Islam in Turkey” Conference on “Political Islam and the European Union’, organised by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and La Fundacion para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE) and hosted by the Fundacion Tres Culturas, Sevilla, 24-25 November 2006.
  • “Just What is This Absorption Capacity of the EU?”, European Parliament, Brussels, 30 November 2006.
  • “Turkey, Democratisation and the Future of Europe ” (with E. Fuat Keyman), ECPR SGEU Third Pan-European Conference on European Politics, Istanbul, 21-23 September 2006.
  • “EU Conditionality and Effective Rule of Law in Turkey” (with Ali Çarkoğlu), Conference on “Europeanisation and Democratisation: The Southern European Experience and the Perspective for New Member States of the Enlarged Europe”, Center of European Excellence-University of Florence, 16-18 June 2005. 
  • “European Integration and the Transformation of Turkish Democracy” (with E. Fuat Keyman), Conference on “European Transformation of Modern Turkey” organized by the Center for European Studies at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 8 November 2004. 
  • “Self-Definition of Europe? Where does Turkey Stand?” ECPR SGEU Second Pan-European Conference on European Politics, Bologna, 24-26 June 2004.