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Dec 3, 2020

How Joe Biden can put US-Turkey relations back on track

By Pinar Dost and Grady Wilson

Turkey and the United States need to work to establish a fresh dialogue, compromise on their outstanding issues, and prepare the way for an active and beneficial partnership in the future.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy
refugee resilience


Jul 13, 2020

Turkey’s Refugee Resilience: Expanding and Improving Solutions for the Economic Inclusion of Syrians in Turkey

By Bastien Revel

Since 2014, Turkey has not only hosted the world’s largest refugee population but has also modeled a best practice for the global refugee policy discussion. Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike.

Conflict Crisis Management


May 18, 2020

“Our Humanity Brings Us Together”: A Syrian woman entrepreneur in Gaziantep launches an intercommunal campaign to support families economically touched by COVID-19

By Pınar Dost

Lobna Helli formed a ten-person team consisting mostly of women and started a movement called "Our humanity brings us together." They facilitate connections between Syrian and Turkish families who either want to offer financial support or need financial help. With the funds they collect, they buy grocery cards worth one hundred Turkish lira and distribute them to those in need. They have reached more than one hundred families, so far.

Entrepreneurship Migration

Pınar Dost is the Istanbul-based deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Turkey Program, Atlantic Council IN TURKEY. A historian of international relations, she is a lecturer at İstanbul Bilgi University. Her research interests are mainly focused on the fields of modern Turkish diplomatic history, US-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, and migration. Among other responsibilities, she leads the work on migration. Throughout her career she has combined academic life with project management and programming at research organizations. A teacher trainer on issues such as human rights, discrimination, and history of genocides, she is specifically interested in the Holocaust education with regards to different national contexts and post-conflict societies in dealing with the past. She holds a PhD and an MA on the History of International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Galatasaray University in Istanbul. Her dissertation is entitled “The Origins of the American Preponderance in Turkey from 1939 to 1947.” She is the author of Le bon dictateur. L’image de Mustafa Kemal Atatürk en France (1939-1938) [The Good Dictator. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s Image in France] (Libra, 2014) and contributed to various books and academic journals with articles on her research areas. Pınar speaks French and Turkish.