Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Department of International Relations (AYBU)

AYBU is a major public research university using English as a language of instruction. The University is offering education with 12 faculties, 1 school,  1 state conservatory, 3 vocational schools, 5 graduate schools and 15 application and research centres. AYBU is offering 100% English education in the fields of Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Political Sciences, Business Administration, and in the Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The Department of International Relations was established within the body of Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University's (AYBU) Faculty of Political Science, which offers education with the purpose of contributing to address the increasing need for international relations/foreign policy specialists of Turkey, and public and private sector staff to be able to understand developing multidimensional international relations and be aware of the needs of our age. 

The objective of the Department is to provide basic and up-to-date information to students to train specialists in the field of international relations, to teach the history of international system and the phases it has undergone throughout history, processes in international system, framework of law, examination of events and facts, while providing critical and analytical thinking ability. The department also offers master program, non-thesis master’s program and doctoral program. 

Phone: +90(312) 906 17 22
Fax: +90(312) 906 29 59
International Relations Department, AYBU
UI-Bölüm Ofisi 401, Cinnah Caddesi No:16
06680 Çankaya, Ankara
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Assoc. Prof. Dr Giray Sadik
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of International Relations


Doç. Dr Giray Sadık is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (AYBU), Turkey. He was previously a Swedish Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. Dr Sadık received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia, USA, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. In addition to his various international publications, recently he was a contributing editor to a book on hybrid threats titled Europe's Hybrid Threats: What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2017).

In addition to his research, advising, and teaching as a full-time faculty member at AYBU, Dr Sadık is a partner of Heart of Anatolia Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence, ANAMER at AYBU, where he conducts research and teaches graduate courses on European security and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and hybrid threats such as the ones stemming from mass refugees and terrorism. In 2017, ANAMER was awarded Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence with partners from different European and regional countries including the UK, Turkey, France, Greece, and Lebanon.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Sadik's OSCE-relevant experience in research, training, and outreach on Transatlantic and Eurasian security range from teaching counter-terrorism at NATO Defense College (Rome, Italy) as guest lecturer to participating in international fora he is frequently invited to, such as International Security Forum (ISF, Geneva, CH), GLOBSEC (Bratislava, SK), Warsaw Security Forum (Warsaw, PL), and Kartepe Summit (Kocaeli, TR). Dr Sadik is also a member of the following expert networks: Advisory Board Member (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK), Team Europe Expert (Network created by EU-delegation on European research),  and A-NEST (Academic Network for European Studies in Turkey).  

His current research with OSCE-relevance can be traced from his recent publication: Giray Sadik, Global Hybrid Threats and European Security in the Age of Trump, Growing Populism, and International Terrorism, Europe Now Journal, November 2, 2018. Available on their webpage under this link.