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Suay Nilhan Acikalin

Former Research Student

Suay Nilhan Acikalin

Research overview

My research focuses on application of Complexity Theory to Turkish foreign policy during Ak Party Period and especially EU-Turkey relations. I aim to analyze changing dynamics of international system and how Turkey has responded to those dynamics in last fifteen years.


My MA focused on analysis of Angela Merkel's leadership during the Eurocrisis with chaos theory.

Research Interests

Complexity Theory

Chaos Theory

Turkish Foreign Policy

Leadership in Politics

Additional Information

Bachelor Degree(2012): Bilkent University, Department of International Relations- Graduated as a High Honor

MA(2015): Middle East Technical University, International Relations Department