BiographyDr. Bayram Sinkaya works as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at AnkaraYıldırım Beyazıt University, and advisor at ORSAM (Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies, Ankara). He received his Ph.D. at the Middle East Technical University (METU), where he worked as a research assistant (2002-2011). He was a visiting researcher at Columbia University (2007-2008) and Tehran University (2003). His academic interests include Iranian politics, foreign and security policies of Iran, Middle East politics and Turkish foreign policy. He is the author of The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics: Elites and Shifting Relations (NY: Routledge, 2016).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Iranian Studies, Middle East Studies, International Relations
Iranian politics, foreign policy and security, Turkish politics
Published: Dec 11, 2016 by Ortadoğu Etütleri
Authors: Bayram Sinkaya
Contrary to the expectations of many observers, urkey adopted a ‘cautious’ stand with regard to the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, fi-nalized in July 2015, which aimed at a political solution to the long-lasting controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. Relations between urkey and Iran worsened considerably soon after the nuclear deal, arguably for geopolitical reasons.