Our M.A. Students

Ufuk Türkkan graduated from Bogazici University Department of Political Science and International Relations and Department of Sociology as a double major student in 2013. He attained Complutense University of Madrid for the fall semester in 2011-2012 school year with Erasmus student exchange program. In addition to this, he participated in several European Union youth projects. He started his M.A. in Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in 2013. His research areas are international relations, Turkish foreign policy, and security studies.

Muhterem Özdinçer was graduated from Boğaziçi University with a Bachelor of Science degree, with the second highest degree in Political Science and International Relations and a minor degree in Economics. She started her MA in the same year. She worked as a research assistant in several Summer Research Program in her department and as a student assistant in several courses given by her department. Alongside, She has several internship experiences at public (Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the private sector. Her research interests include Turkish foreign policy, Political economy of construction projects, urban studies and immigration and refugee studies.

Dilek Gürsel graduated from European Studies with a minor in Law from the University of Osnabrück in Germany. After having spent two semesters at Sciences Po Paris, she started focussing on the Middle East. Several internships followed (Goethe Institute Tel Aviv, EU Delegation to Turkey) before she started her MA in International Development at Sciences Po Paris. Currently, she is pursuing an exchange semester at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations in Bogazici University and writing her thesis on the change of the situation of Kurdish Women's organisations in Turkey in recent years. She will also pursue a part-time internship with the Istanbul Policy Center of Sabanci University. Her interest fields include the Middle East, Turkish foreign policy, dynamics in the Middle East, ethnicity and nationalism, and the developments inside the European Union as well as particularly German domestic politics.

Sarp Sarsar graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Science and International Relations and started his MA in the same year. He previously attended to several European Youth Parliament conferences as delegate in the committee Works. His research interests include comparative political systems, international conflict/cooperation, and Turkish foreign policy.

Mridvika Sahajpal graduated from the University of Toronto with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 2017. She began her Master's in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto in 2018, and is now completing a semester exchange at Bogazici University. Mridvika's interest in socio-historical issues of Europe and its peripheries augmented as she pursued various opportunities to travel, work, study, and research abroad, including in Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Belgium, and Italy. Her expertise revolves around human and minority rights, integration policy, EU-global relations, and post-Soviet security studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and other hotspots in Europe. In the past, she's interned at Human Rights Watch and the premier European policy think tank in Brussels, the Centre for European Policy Studies. At Bogazici, Mridvika is looking forward to expanding her knowledge on EU-Turkish relations and Turkish history and politics.

Kadir Cihan Duran graduated from Political Science and International Relations Department at Boğaziçi University in 2020 and he started his MA in the same year. He worked as a student assistant in several courses given by his department. In addition to this, He previously attended several research projects organized by his professors in his department. His research interests include computational social science, social movements, and the concept of populism.