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New AtlanticistMay 30, 2023
Five more years for Erdogan. What’s first on his agenda?
By Atlantic Council experts
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan just won another five-year term in office. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the pressing issues his administration faces.
Yevgeniya Gaber is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, a Ukrainian foreign-policy expert, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Center in Modern Turkish Studies at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University where she is currently teaching a course on Black Sea regional security.
Prior to this, she worked as a foreign-policy advisor to the prime minister of Ukraine from February to December 2021; deputy director of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2018 to 2021; second secretary (political affairs) in the Embassy of Ukraine in Ankara, Turkey from 2014 to 2018; and assistant professor at the International Relations Department of Odesa National Mechnikov University from 2009 to 2014.
Gaber is widely published and has been a frequent speaker at international conferences and professional development programs, including those of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, George C. Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, NATO PDP, and others. Her research interests cover European and Black Sea regional security, with a focus on the foreign policies of Ukraine, Russia, and Turkey.
She holds MA in international relations from Odesa National I. Mechnikov University, a PhD in political science from Kyiv National T. Shevchenko University, and professional training at the Estonian School of Diplomacy, Clingendael Institute and Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, University of Southern California. She is also a 2012-2013 Black Sea Young Reformers fellow and a 2022 Marshall Memorial fellow.