Selim Koru

Selim Koru is an Ankara-based researcher on energy markets and foreign policy. He has worked and interned with various media institutions such as the Turkish daily Sabah, Al Jazeera’s Arabic and English offices in the US, and The Hill newspaper in Washington DC. He is currently a researcher at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). He holds a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Turkmen: The Missing Piece in the Syria-Iraq Debate

October 13, 2014

The Turkmen across Syria and Iraq are stuck between sectarian conflict and Kurdish nationalism. Syria and Iraq are now one battleground involving local militants, governments and foreign jihadists. In this mix, ethnic Turkmen are the largest population that is seldom talked about. Yet with over 4 million people spread across...

Turkey Today

March 19, 2011

Strategically placed between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a young, vibrant democracy and a rising regional power. It enjoys a bustling economy and has been ruled by an ambitious, mildly Islamist government since 2002.