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Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı

Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı is the director of GMF's office in Ankara, Turkey. Prior to joining GMF, he was the manager of the Resource Development Department of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey. Previously, Ünlühisarcıklı worked as the director of the ARI Movement, a Turkish NGO promoting participatory democracy, and as a consultant at AB Consulting and Investment Services.

After graduating from the Robert College (Istanbul), Ünlühisarcıklı received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Marmara University and his master's degree from Koç University. He speaks fluent English in addition to his native Turkish.

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News Articles

Analysts predict a busy year for TurkeyJanuary 02, 2014The high-level graft scandal with widening corruption allegations and conspiracy theories, which is shaking confidence in the ruling elite, will take center stage in Turkish politics in the year ahead, analysts predict.
Triumph in Taksim Square?June 13, 2013The Rebirth of Turkey's Opposition.
Uranium swap declaration improved Turkey’s handMay 19, 2010The joint declaration of the ministers of foreign affairs of Turkey, Iran and Brazil signed on Monday came as a surprise to the international community. But the United States' reaction to the uranium swap agreement, and the Turkish interpretation of this reaction, once more highlighted the gap between the U.S. and Turkey in their approaches to what is one of the most important issues on the transatlantic agenda.


A Culture of Trust and Tolerance, or a Beautiful, but Lonely Turkey?June 12, 2009As Victor Hugo said, nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come. Perhaps this is why the new survey on "Radicalism and Extremism" in Turkey, conducted by Prof. Yýlmaz Esmer, a member of the steering committee of the World Values Survey, has stimulated a heated debate even though its findings are neither new nor surprising.