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Turan Gafarli

Turan Gafarli is a Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from Queen Mary University of London and a Master of Arts in Transnational Studies from University College London. Turan worked as a researcher for Lord German, Treasurer of the Liberal Democrat Party, in the House of Lords whilst also interning at the Turkic Council, the Council of Europe and the United Nations Office in Geneva. His research interests include Eurasia and Transcaucasia, the Turkic World, globalization and the nation-state debate. He also contributed to the book entitled ‘Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom – 100 Years of Partnership (2019)’ and is the editor of the upcoming book entitled ‘”The Karabakh Gambit: Responsibility for the Future.” Turan is also a member of the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs.


Items by Turan Gafarli

  • What is going on between Iran and Azerbaijan?

    Tensions have increased between Iran and Azerbaijan in the past few weeks. However, relations between the two neighbours were unstable even earlier, especially following the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia last autumn. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recital of a poem during his visit to Azerbaijan last December was...

  • Isn’t it time to form new alliances across the Middle East?

    Geo-strategists cite the Arab world as one of the main areas of instability in the world. Civil wars, divisions and societal problems abound across the region. Hatred is apparently never-ending between Arab countries, most of whom seem to lack any sort of confidence in each other. There are many...

  • Armenian provocation continues to threaten regional peace

    The inauguration ceremony of the new “President” of the de-facto Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh on 21 May was controversial. For a start, it took place in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, with governments and the broader public very busy fighting the spread of the disease. Moreover, the ceremony was...