Graduate law student (Juris Doctors) with four years of geopolitics and legal journalism and case reporting experience, and seven years of legal research and paralegal experience, with a network of contacts in E.U. organisations, universities, law firms and think tanks. Particularly familiar West European & E.U. policy and international law, as well as eyes on Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria. I've worked in Australia, Japan, China, Sweden and (currently) Germany and can write in English and German.
When then Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu, who was seen as more liberal and pro-Western than President Erdogan, stepped down, uncertainty surrounded future relations between Turkey and the West. Unlike Erdogan, Davutoglu held a much more E.U.-inclusive view and as such, was seen as the key mediator between Turkey and the E.U., personally brokering the migrant agreement with Merkel.