Friedrich Clemens Püttmann


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Turkey and the EU: Overcoming Common Challenges and Bilateral Tensions

Project description

Friedrich Püttmann is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


Think Tank

Short biography

Friedrich Püttmann works as a political analyst for the think tank European Stability Initiative. He holds Master’s degrees in Sociology and European Studies from the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics. During his studies he also spent time in the Netherlands, France and Turkey, and was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. He previously worked for the arts centre Qendra Multimedia in Pristina, Kosovo, and the Istanbul-based think tank Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). Friedrich has published academic articles in the Journal of Muslims in Europe and Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, the journal of the German Southeast Europe Association, and has worked at Boğaziçi University as an editing assistant on books about Turkey that appeared with Princeton and Cambridge University Press. His research interests are European and social integration, with a focus on Muslim identities and (political) Islam, multiculturalism and liberal democracy, European identity, and South East Europe.