Nigar Göksel

Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Türkiye
Istanbul, Türkiye

Crisis Group Role

Nigar Goksel has been Türkiye Project Director since April 2015. Based in Istanbul, she researches, produces reports and conducts advocacy on regional and internal security issues in Türkiye, and between Türkiye and its neighbours. She also oversees the work of Crisis Group office in Türkiye.

Professional Background

  • Editor-in-Chief of Turkish Policy Quarterly – TPQ (2002-2015)
  • Senior Analyst at the European Stability Initiative (2004-2011)
  • Head of International Relations department for the ARI Movement (2002-2004)
  • Country Director at IREX (2001-2003)
  • Project Manager at TESEV (2000-2002)
  • Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD), U.S. office (APRIL 2000-AUGUST 2000)
  • Executive Assistant to the Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States (SEPTEMBER 1998-APRIL 2000)

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkish politics
  • Türkiye's neighborhood foreign policies
  • Türkiye-EU relations
  • Geopolitics of the South Caucasus


  • Turkish
  • English

In The News

14 ноя 2022
Moscow also has leverage over Türkiye in other conflict zones such as Syria and the South Caucasus, as well as a vested interest in driving a wedge between Turkey and its... Bloomberg

Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Türkiye

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