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Fulya Kocukoğlu

Program Director, Global Relations Forum

Twitter: @fulyakocuk

YGLN Membership Turkey

Fulya is the Program Director at the Global Relations Forum (GRF), where she primarily manages GRF’s youth programs. Her research area covers a wide range of topics such as the EU affairs, climate change and sustainable development, security, human rights, technology, and green transition. She is also a co-founder of Bruxircle, a Brussels-based youth platform focusing on EU-Turkey relations, where she serves as a policy advisor and social media manager.

Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the TÜSİAD EU-Brussels Representative Office and as a legal advisor at the EU Rights Clinic in Brussels. She contributed to an independent news platform with her analyses on human rights and security issues in the European region.

She is a member of Women in Foreign Policy (WFP14), an initiative to promote women’s voices on complex security issues to encourage female participation in foreign policy decision-making and to involve women at all levels of peacemaking, historical reconciliation and resolving frozen conflicts.

She is a recipient of the Stiftung Mercator’s Turkey Europe Future Forum Fellowship. She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and an LL.M. in Human Rights Law with a secondary specialization in International Development from the University of Kent-Brussels School of International Studies. She earned her BA in Political Science from Galatasaray University.