Here you will find reports, scientific papers, book chapters and theses written for universities and think tanks. For the ESI reports to which I contributed between 2007 and 2013 please visit:
Below the publications you’ll find conferences, seminars and workshops I contributed to.
May 2018: FUNAG, the foundation of the Brazilian MFA Itamaraty, published my enlarged and updated (not so much to update) PhD thesis as a book, available as pdf download for free and as traditional book for 31 RS (ca. 7 Euros). Both available through the FUNAG library,
November 2017: My PhD thesis, which I wrote as an external student at the University of Hamburg from October 2015 to October 2016, was published, entitled “Brazil-Turkey Relations – a role theoretical analysis of emerging powers” and is available for free at

December 2014, Die Kurden und der IS (zusammen mit Ergin Güneş) Welttrends,

May 2014, “A Political Romance: Relations between Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina”, co-author, Populari think tank Sarajevo,

June 2012: Book chapter: “Civilianizing Turkish policy – civil society in decision-making and civil-military relations“, in Abbas Kadhim (ed.), “Governance in the Middle East and North Africa”, Routledge International Handbooks

Inamo, Fall 2011: “Die Aleviten“,

Book chapter summer 2011: “The AKP, Civil Society and the Kurdish Question“, in Marchetti/Tocci: “Conflict Society and Peacebuilding“, Routledge New Delhi,

January 2011, Südosteuropa 58 (2010) together with Gerald Knaus
Generals, Christians and Turkey’s European Revolution

19 August 2009, Turkish Foreign Policy: From “Surrounded by Enemies” to “Zero Problems”
Centre for Applied Policy Research (CAP) – Policy Analysis

8 August 2009, Turkey: Regional Elections and the Kurdish Question (Peer reviewed)
Caucasus Review of International Affairs,

FernUniversität Hagen, Kurden in der Türkei – Kann Völkerrecht zum Frieden führen?
Master’s thesis, September 2008 (bitte kontaktieren Sie mich für ein pdf Dokument)

Turkish Policy Quarterly, Was There, Is There, Will There Be A Kurdish Plan?, August 2008,

Freie Universität Berlin, Zivilgesellschaft in autoritären Staaten – Ägypten und die Türkei im Vergleich, Master’s Thesis in Political Science, June 2000,

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops

12 Luglio 2018, Conferenza sulla Turchia, Roma

A selection of conferences since 2014:

29 Sept.-1 Oct. 2017, In drei Tagen durch die Europäische Nachbarschaft, Academy Tutzing, speaker in panel on Turkey,

– 19 September 2017, Turkey-EU seminary, Turkey in Europe Now, Rome (via skype),

– 12-14 April 2017, Democracy at a Turning Point, Zagreb University, Presentation: ““Emerging powers and (il)liberal democracies”

– 21 February 2017, Lecture at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul on “Turkey-Brazil: do odd partners really make good couples?”

– 14-17 September 2016, Workshop “Türkeiforschung in Deutschland IV” presentation of Turkey-Brazil relations, University of Hamburg.

– 26/27 March 2016, ELAIC 2016 conference, presentation: Turkey-Brazil relations, Bahçeşehir University.

– 9 July 2015, talk to international students (IES organization) about the Kurdish issue in Turkey.

– 22-23 May 2015, CESRAN conference in Konya on Eurasia, presentation on Brazil-Eurasia relations

– 13 April 2015, Introduction to modern Turkish politics, international student group, Istanbul

– 20 July 2014 Nachspiel – Brasilien nach der WM, Munich, presentation of the situation in Brazil during the world cup and a comparison of the protest movements in Turkey and Brazil, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation

– 10 May 2014, Zeit fellows conference Istanbul, presentation on the situation of the media, freedom of the press

– 5 Mai 2014, Middle East Conference of the Protestant Church of Germany, Istanbul, presentation on the Kurdish issue and the situation of minorities.