Kadri Tastan is a non-resident senior fellow in GMF’s Brussels office. His research focuses on Turkey and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Turkey–EU relations, Turkey’s relationship with transatlantic partners, and European integration, trade, energy, and climate change. Prior to joining GMF, Kadri was an expert on European affairs, energy, climate change, and environmental issues at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Alongside that role, Kadri was an adjunct professor at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology from 2013 to 2015

He holds a PhD in Economics and European studies from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris) and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Panthéon Assas (Paris). Tastan has also been a researcher at the Centre for Studies in International Development, Economics and Social Movements (CEDIMES) in Paris during the preparation for his PhD.


Media Mentions

Turkey was considered to be an economic miracle during the first decade of Mr. Erdogan’s rule. Poverty was sliced in half, millions of people swelled the ranks of the middle class, and foreign investors were eager to lend.