Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki is a scholar, political analyst, lawyer, civil society representative, and co-founder of Global Political Trends Center (GPoT). She served as a Deputy Director of GPoT Center between 2009-2018. Also, she is the former Vice-Chair of the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Kültür University, where she teaches courses on International Law, Introduction to Law, Human Rights, History of Political Thought, and Constitutional Law. She completed her Master’s and Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In addition, she holds a Ph.D. degree in European Studies and Politics from the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Tiryaki worked as a lawyer. Between 2003 and 2008, she was a senior research fellow and coordinated a series of Cyprus projects at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), Foreign Policy Program.
Michael Asiedu holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool, UK. And a Bachelors in Political Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He contributes to the Center’s research activities which focus on Turkish Foreign Policy and broader Middle East and North Africa region. He also has a keen interest in political developments in sub-Saharan Africa. Michael worked as a Project Assistant at the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT).