Dimitrios Triantaphyllou

Tel: +90 212 533 65 32 ext. 1605/4907

Associate Professor Dimitrios Triantaphyllou assumed the position of Director of the Center for International and European Studies at Kadir Has University in September 2010. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He was previously Director General of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) and Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes (2006-2010). He was also Special Advisor at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic (2004-2006); Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the European Institute at the LSE (2003-2004); Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies of the European Union, Paris (2001-2003); Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies of the Western European Union, Paris (1999-2001); Deputy Director of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens (1996-99); and Foreign Policy Advisor to a member of the European Parliament (1995). He has written and edited a number of books and articles pertaining to European security, developments in the Black Sea region and South-Eastern Europe, and Greek foreign policy. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, a member of the Greek-Turkish Forum, and co-convener of the Commission on the Black Sea.

Seren Bostan
Office Administrator

Tel: +90 212 533 65 32 ext. 4910

Seren Bostan received her BA in International Relations from Kadir Has University. She also studied at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen under the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme between 2012–2013 where she took courses on Creating International Events and Campaigns prior to joining the Center for International and European Studies in  2013 as an intern. In August 2015, she became the CIES’ Office Administrator. She also has a theatre background having been affiliated with the Child Theatre, the National Theatre, and University Theatre. She is currently performing in a private theatre. 

Güzin Aycan Öztürk
Project Assistant

Tel: +90 212 533 65 32 ext. 4942

Güzin Öztürk received her B.A in Department of Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University in 2015 and M.A from Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program in Sabancı University in 2017. She was granted twice for Erasmus Exchange Program. During her B.A, she studied at Sciences PO Rennes for one semester in 2013 and during her M.A she took courses about international interventions, peacebuilding and civilian protection at Uppsala University. She also held academic positions at the universities she studied at and worked as Project Coordinator and Research Manager in international projects in private sector. She currently works as Project Consultant for Sustainable Development and Good Governance at the CIES.

Simla Yavaş
Projects Coordinator

Tel: +90 212 533 65 32 ext. 4915

Simla Yavaş received her B.S in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. She worked at United Cities Local Governments Middle East West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) as Local Agenda 21 Program Expert and then Women’s Activities Coordinator. She was granted a SIDA Scholarship in 2008-2010 and received her M.S in Development Studies at Lund University in Sweden. She then worked at Junior Achievement Turkey, an international NGO on youth enterpreneurship, as a Project Manager. She joined the Center for International and European Studies in January 2014 as its Projects Coordinator.