Turkish Military Action Against Syria

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Dr. Mehmet Darakcioglu

Middle East Center Associate Director

University of Pennsylvania



  • Before earning a Ph.D. from Princeton University with a focus on Turkish history, attended Middle East Technical University in Ankara, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations and University of Texas, Austin for a joint master's degree in Middle East Studies and Public Affairs.
  • Delivered public lectures on contemporary Turkish politics and history, American Association of Teachers of Turkish Languages member