Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere is a political analyst and journalist specialized in Turkey's current affairs. Since February 2017 he is again based in Istanbul. He worked in Istanbul from 2005 to October 2015, for a German foundation and an international think tank and as a free-lance journalist, fixer, translator and consultant. He regularly works 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. 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). In December 2014 he published a journalistic book about Brazil in German entitled “Brazil without stereotypes”.
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.
Despite the alarming situation in the Kurdish region of neighbouring Iraq, some Yazidis have recently returned from Germany to their native villages in south-eastern Anatolia. The coming years will indicate whether the resettlement is a lasting one.
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.