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Mrs Cangul Altundas-Akcay

Doctoral Research Student


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Doctoral Research Student in the School of Government and International Affairs  

Biography

Cangul is a Ph.D. Candidate at SGIA, Durham University. In her thesis, she investigates Turkish Foreign Policy towards Iran since the Arab Uprisings under a Neoclassical Realist Account. Prior to her doctoral degree, she completed her MA degree in International Affairs at Penn State University and her BA degree in International Relations at Gazi University.

Research interests

  • Qualitative/Quantitative Methods
  • Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Middle Eastern Politics
  • International Relations Theories

Esteem Indicators

  • 2018: Conference Travel Award from School of Government and International Affairs, DurhamUniversity:

Publications

Book review

  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2020). Iran, Revolution, and Proxy Wars. LSE Review of Books

Chapter in book

  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (Accepted). Turkey’s Grand Strategy in the Syrian Civil War. In Cambridge University Press.

Conference Paper

  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2019), Turkey’s Grand Strategy in the Syrian Civil War, Grand Strategy. Durham, UK.
  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2018), Turkish Foreign Policy towards Iran in the post-Arab Uprisings Era: The Case of IraqiKurdistan, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES). London, UK.
  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2018), The Role of Domestic Motivations in Turkish Foreign Policy towards Iran in the post-Arab Uprisings Era, British International Studies Association (BISA). Bath, UK.
  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2018), The role of AKP Elite Perception in Turkish Foreign Policy towards Iran in the post-Arab Uprisings Era, 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. Prag, the Czech Republic.
  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2017), The Situation of Iranian Kurds during the Arab Uprisings, British International Studies Association (BISA). Brighton, UK.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2020). COVID-19’s Impacts on the Future of Civil Wars in the Middle East. LSE Middle East Blog.