Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere is a political analyst and journalist. After 13 years in Turkey, he is since October 2018 based in Berlin, where he works as a Program Manager for the Berghof Foundation. He worked in Istanbul from 2005 to September 2018, for the German foundation Heinrich Böll and the international think tank ESI (European Stability Inititiative) and as a free-lance journalist, fixer, translator and consultant. He regularly worked with German media (FAZ, ARD radio) and Italian Radio Radicale. From October 2015 until December 2016 he was a non-resident PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg working on Turkey - Brazil relations. The defense took place in Oct. 2017, http://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/volltexte/2017/8796/ . Ekrem completed a master’s degree in political sciences at the Free University of Berlin (2000) and the post-graduate "Euromasters" degree at universities in Bath, Paris, and Madrid (2001). Since 2020 he is also both a non-resident fellow with the think tank Eliamep in its Turkey program and a bi-weekly columnist for DuvarEnglish.
Eliamep Online roundtable discussion: “Turkey and the Global South” Date, July 13, 2021 https://www.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Invitation-13.07-1.pdf
Since 2020 I am a regular bi-weekly columnist for the online journal DuvarEnglish. I mainly write about Turkish foreign policy and Germany/EU-Turkey relations.
Zivilgesellschaft unter Damokles-Dekreten, article in German on the situation of civil society in Turkey, especially what changed after the failed coup in July 2016. The article was published in late August 2017
June 2017, Wir leben vom Ersparten, NZZ Folio Article in German about one phyisician purged after the failed coup for posts on social media for the Swiss journal Neue Zürcher Zeitung's magazine Folio.
July/August 2017, Türkische Außenpolitik - Null Freunde, Politik und Kultur. Article in German about Turkish foreign policy for the monthly Politik und Kultur.
The first Arabic bookshop in Istanbul opened its doors in June. It is run by Syrian refugees, together with Turkish publishers. They want the shop to become a meeting place for Arabs and Turks. It already offers much more than just Arabic literature.