Yörük Işık is a geopolitical analyst based in Istanbul, where he runs the Bosphorus Observer, a consultancy analyzing maritime activity on the Turkish Straits. 

He worked on foreign policy for the Green Group in the European Parliament, followed by 17 years in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, working for a Washington DC based NGO. 

Education
Mr. Işık studied international relations and Russian foreign policy at the universities of Kansas, Helsinki, and Amsterdam.

Languages
Fluent: Turkish, French

Countries/Regions of Expertise
Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, Libya, Syria  

Issues of Expertise
OSINT, security, defense, political and military effects of Russian foreign policy

Contact Information

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Twitter Handle: @yorukisik