Tuğçe Duygu Köksal


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Turkey and the EU: Overcoming Common Challenges and Bilateral Tensions

Project description

Tuğçe Duygu Köksal 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.


Human Rights

Short biography

Tuğçe Duygu Köksal is a human rights lawyer based in Istanbul. She obtained her law degree from the Galatasaray University and her LLM in human rights from University of Strasbourg. She wrote her thesis on “Right to medical care in detention in the light of the ECHR’s caselaw”. She is a PhD student in Human Rights at the University of Montpellier in France. Between the years of 2012 and 2016, she worked at the Registry of European Court of Human Rights as processing lawyer. Tuğçe has wide experience as a lecturer and trainer on legal issues related to human rights law. She is acting also as an expert and a trainer to Council of Europe in its projects carried out in Turkey. She is actually Head of the Human Rights Center of Istanbul Bar Association.
In 2018, she has been included on the List of Counsel before the International Criminal Court.