Berkay Mandıracı

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
Istanbul, Türkiye

Crisis Group Role

Berkay Mandıracı joined Crisis Group in June 2015. As Senior Analyst, Türkiye, Berkay leads or contributes to research, publication of reports and conducting advocacy on issues such as migration management, jihadist militancy, armed non-state actors, tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, Türkiye-EU relations as well as conflict dynamics in northern Iraq and northern Syria.

Professional Background

Previously, Berkay worked for the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) covering judicial and security sector reform issues, and for a joint EU-Turkish Justice Ministry Twinning project aimed at improving the efficiency of Turkish court proceedings. Berkay holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bremen in Germany and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkish Domestic Security
  • Turkish Foreign Policy

Languages

  • Turkish
  • English
  • German

In The News

28 Nov 2022
Attacks [from the PKK] this year show that they still have the capacity to carry out sensational attacks in Türkiye’s cities. The Times

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
4 Sep 2020
It seems that what is left of ISIS networks now is that they are getting organized in smaller groups of five or six people who may not be connected to each other even. New Delhi Times

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
22 Jul 2020
The use of drone technology appears to have significantly shifted the balance of power on the ground, allowing Turkish forces to go after militants in areas previously di... WTVB

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
14 Feb 2020
Escalation is likely going to continue [in Syria] as long as Turkey and Russia cannot agree on a new cease-fire. NBC News

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
27 Dec 2017
[Turkish] policymakers need to ensure that [the] skills taught [to Syrian refugees] are matched with local market needs. Deutsche Welle

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
17 Apr 2017
Regardless of their actual views on the constitutional changes, Erdoğan's supporters feel the need to support him after the coup. Vox

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye

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