Our Staff

Aybars Görgülü

Research Director
aybars.gorgulu@podem.org.tr

Aybars Görgülü received his PhD in Political Science from Sabancı University in 2013. He holds a BA degree in Social and Political Sciences obtained from Sabancı University in 2005, and an MA degree in Diplomacy and International Relations which he received from the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2006.

Görgülü served as the Program Officer at the Foreign Policy Program at Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). He actively participates in civil society efforts aiming to normalize Turkey – Armenia relations, and has several publications on Turkey’s foreign policy. Görgülü currently working as Research Director at PODEM.

 

Emre Ertuğrul

Finance and Administration Officer
emre.ertugrul@podem.org.tr

Emre Ertuğrul received his degree in Management from Anadolu University. He served as an Accounts and Finance Officer in ÇEBİTEKS TEKS. A.Ş.between 2001 – 2010, and as a Finance and Administration Officer in TESEV between 2011 – 2015. Ertuğrul joined PODEM in July 2015 as a Finance and Administration Manager.

 

Zeynep Gülöz Bakır

Project Manager
zeynep.guloz@podem.org.tr

Zeynep Gülöz Bakır graduated from Boğaziçi University in 2012 with double major BA degree in Sociology and Philosophy departments. She received her Master’s degree from Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne University’s Political Science department with a thesis subject of “The Relation Between Political Identity and Discourse on the ‘Other’ in Turkey”. She joined PODEM on January 2016 as a Project Coordinator and currently works as Project Manager.

Gülşah Dark

Project Officer

gulsah.dark@podem.org.tr

Gülşah Dark received her BA in Translation and Interpreting from Istanbul University in 2012. She holds a MA in Translation Studies, with a focus on conference interpreting from University of Surrey, the UK. Her previous experience includes working as translator and editor at Daily Sabah, an English-language newspaper based in Istanbul, from 2014 to 2017. She currently works at PODEM as Project Officer.

 

Emir Bayburt

Project Officer

emir.bayburt@podem.org.tr

Emir Bayburt graduated from Tel Aviv University’s International B.A. in Liberal Arts Program in 2015, majoring in Middle Eastern Studies. Following his B.A. graduation, he continued his education in Tel Aviv University’s Masters in Middle Eastern Studies Program, graduating in 2016. Throughout his studies, he closely worked with the faculty members in the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, where he focused on the issues of secularism, democracy and education in contemporary and Republican Turkey. He works as a Project Officer in PODEM.

Nida Nur Yüksel

Proje Asistanı
nida.yuksel@podem.org.tr

Nida Nur Yüksel lisans eğitimini 2018 yılında Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Çeviribilim bölümünde tamamladı.  2017 yılında bir dönem Kaknüs Yayınları’nda stajyer editör olarak çalışan Yüksel, çeşitli sivil toplum kuruluşlarında sosyal sorumluluk projeleri ve gönüllü çalışmalarda yer aldı. Yüksek lisans eğitimime  Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yazılı Çeviri Yüksek Lisans programında devam etmektedir. PODEM kadrosuna Haziran 2018’den itibaren Proje Asistanı olarak katılmıştır.