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Asst. Prof. Dr. Gözde Yilmaz

Cohort 2008

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel & Prof. Dr. Thomas Diez

Atilim University

Department of International Relations

Assistant Professor

Atilim University
Kızılcaşar Mahallesi
06836 Ankara

Gözde Yilmaz is an assistant professor in Atılım University, Turkey. She completed her Ph.D. in Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Free University Berlin. She has a BA on International Relations from Hacettepe University and MA on International Studies (European Integration) from University of Birmingham.  In her Ph.D. project, she studied external Europeanization theories and Turkey’s minority rights policy and put forward an interactive theoretical framework for external Europeanization. Her further research interests are European integration, Europeanization theories, external Europeanization, EU enlargement policy, European Neighbourhood Policy, Europeanization of Turkey, EU-Turkey Relations, EU-Ukraine Relations and populism.

Title of the PhD thesis

From the Push by European Union Conditionality to the Pull by Dissatisfaction: Exploring Europeanization of Minority Rights in Turkey.

Research Interests

European integration


Policy Transfer

Europeanization of Turkey

EU-Turkey Relations

Minority rights

Media politics

Health policy