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Eren Kurklu

Senior Fellow, International Security Programme, Politico-Military Dimension

Eren Kurklu

Senior Fellow, International Security Programme, Politico-Military Dimension

Eren is a Senior Fellow leading the International Security Programme


  •     International diplomacy, mediation, and negotiation

  • Counter-terrorism, the prevention of violent extremism, and countering   radicalisation in prisons

  • South and Central Asian Studies, with a focus on Afghanistan

  • Conflict studies and international humanitarian law

  • Victims of terrorism, criminal law and international justice

  • International conflict management, collective defence and   peacebuilding

  • Refugee protection and migration studies, with a focus on women and   children

  • Human rights and human security

  • Turkish domestic and foreign policy


Turkish, French, English, German, Arabic, Spanish


Eren is a rigorous and passionate professional interested in humanitarian and political mediation and negotiation, human security, refugee protection and the prevention of violent extremism and terrorism. She holds an MA in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a BA in International Relations from Université Galatasaray in Istanbul, with honours. Throughout her experiences in various sectors, notably the security, international, academic, governmental and private fields, she has gained extensive experience in project management, data and information management, reporting and event organisation. During her bachelor’s degree, she has worked as an academic research assistant on conflict, border security, and violent extremism issues between Turkey and its neighbours, during which she gained significant field work experience by conducting research and interviews on women and children participating in armed conflicts in the Middle East. Eren has recently worked with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, where she helped develop the Project of Assistance for National Interagency Coordination Mechanisms (“Fusion Cells”) for member States. Furthermore, she has also worked with the Council of Europe — Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. During this period, she drafted resolutions and recommendations on a number of topics including human rights, violence against women in politics, the inclusion of Roma and Travellers, and youth work; as well as organising and participating in fact-finding missions to member States.

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