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Mrs Cangul Altundas-Akcay

Doctoral Research Student in the School of Government and International Affairs

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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

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

Teaching Areas

  • SGIA 1201- Researching Politics and International Affairs

Publications

Chapter in book

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

Book review

Conference Paper

  • Altundas-Akcay, Cangul (2019), Turkey’s Grand Strategy in the Syrian Civil War, Grand Strategy. Durham, 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 (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), 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 (2017), The Situation of Iranian Kurds during the Arab Uprisings, British International Studies Association (BISA). Brighton, UK.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

Indicators of Esteem

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

Selected Grants

  • 2015: Turkish Ministry of National Education: 4 Year Doctoral Grant
  • 2013: Turkish Ministry of National Education: 2 Year Master Grant