Deniz Can Akkaya


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Turkey Europe Future Forum 2017

Short biography

Deniz works as a policy officer for the EU Delegation in Ankara, where he keeps an eye on all things migration in Turkey. In this role, he covers a range of topics, from the visa liberalization to refugee resettlement and legislative developments. Prior to joining the EU Delegation, he was with Transparency International in Istanbul and also worked at Monocle’s Istanbul bureau. He previously interned in the European Parliament in Brussels and in the House of Lords in London during his studies. Deniz holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA with a double major in European Studies and Political Science from Istanbul Bilgi University.