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Merve Tahiroglu

Research Analyst

Areas of Impact:

Turkey

Biography:

Merve Tahiroglu is a research analyst focusing on Turkey. Merve supports the work of FDD scholars with Turkish language research and analysis on Turkey-related matters. Her research focuses on Turkey’s foreign policy, domestic politics, and Ankara’s ties to Tehran. Merve’s personal areas of interest include Turkey’s Syria policy and Islamic extremism in Turkey.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Merve earned her B.A in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Duke University in 2013. She is currrently an M.A. candidate at Georgetown University's History Department. 

Merve has published and/or co-authored pieces in various outlets such as Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Politico, Huffington Post and Foreign Policy, in addition to FDD-linked publications such as FDD's The Long War Journal and Military Edge.

Turkish Economy Minister Fails to Save Currency

10th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Turkish Economy Minister Fails to Save Currency

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

With the Turkish lira caught in a downward spiral, millions in Turkey today tuned into the long-anticipated speech of Berat Albayrak, the country’s newly minted economy czar and son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. more...

Analysis & Commentary

13th August 2018 – i24 News

i24 News

Merve Tahiroglu

FDD's Merve Tahiroglu joins i24 News to discuss the incarceration of Andrew Brunson in Turkey. more...

10th August 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Turkish Economy Minister Fails to Save Currency

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

With the Turkish lira caught in a downward spiral, millions in Turkey today tuned into the long-anticipated speech of Berat Albayrak, the country’s newly minted economy czar and son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. more...

10th August 2018 – Quoted by Ahval

Albayrak’s economic plan falls far short – think tank

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkey’s Finance and Treasury Minister, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law Berat Albayrak, has failed in his bid to save the country’s ailing economy after delivering a lacklustre economic plan during a speech on Friday. more...

6th August 2018 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Merve Tahiroglu

FDD's Merve Tahiroglu joins the Schilling show to discuss how Pastor Andrew Brunson came to be imprisoned, recent release to house arrest, and the impact on NATO more...