About the Director

Gönül Tol

Tol is the founding director of MEI’s Turkish Studies program and an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies. She has written extensively on Turkey-U.S. relations, Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy, and the Kurdish issue.

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Sheikh Muhammed A. J. Althani

Deborah K. Jones

Aldo Kaslowski

Mehmet Öğütçü

Namık Tan

Neslihan Tombul

Yaşar Yakış


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