Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sait AKŞİT

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Dr. Sait Akşit is an Associate Professor of International Relations and is currently the Chair of the International Relations Department. He received his BSc degree from the European Business Management School, University of Wales, Swansea and his MSc and PhD degrees in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University.

He spent a year at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy as a doctoral researcher. His fields of research include Turkey-EU relations, international political economy, transformations in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Turkey and Cyprus. His publications include: “Turkey: Provincial Elections as a Barometer of National Politics” (in Arjan H. Schakel, Regional and National Elections in Eastern Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Ten Countries, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017; co-authored with Emanuele Massetti); “Domestic Politics and Perceptions of Turkey-EU Relations” (in: Annette Freyberg-Inan, Mehmet Bardakci, Olaf Leiße (eds.) Growing Together, Growing Apart: Turkey and the European Union Today, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2016; co-authored with Özgehan Şenyuva); “The Turkish Cypriot Presidential Election of April 2010: Normalisation of Politics” (South European Society and Politics, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2012); Kriz Sarmalında Bosna-Hersek: “Devlet Krizi” (Cycles of Crises in Bosnia Herzegovina: the State Crisis), (Boğaziçi University-TUSİAD Foreign Policy Forum Research Report, İstanbul, Turkey, 2012; co-authored with Mustafa Türkeş, İnan Rüma, and Arıkan Açar,); “The Turkish Parliamentary Elite and the EU: Mapping Attitudes towards the European Union” (South European Society and Politics, Vol. 16 No. 3, 2011; co-authored with Özgehan Şenyuva and Işık Gürleyen).