Berkay Mandıracı

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
Istanbul, Türkiye

Crisis Group Role

Berkay Mandıracı joined Crisis Group in June 2015. As Senior Analyst, Türkiye, Berkay leads or contributes to research, publication of reports and conducting advocacy on issues such as migration management, jihadist militancy, armed non-state actors, tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, Türkiye-EU relations as well as conflict dynamics in northern Iraq and northern Syria.

Professional Background

Previously, Berkay worked for the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) covering judicial and security sector reform issues, and for a joint EU-Turkish Justice Ministry Twinning project aimed at improving the efficiency of Turkish court proceedings. Berkay holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of Bremen in Germany and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkish Domestic Security
  • Turkish Foreign Policy


  • Turkish
  • English
  • German

In The News

15 Jun 2023
Ankara remains intent on further pushing back against the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] and its affiliates in the region. Arab News

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
10 Feb 2023
Less escalation in the conflict with the PKK may give authorities [in Türkiye] struggling with how to respond to this unprecedented crisis one less thing to worry about. AFP

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye
28 Nov 2022
Attacks [from the PKK] this year show that they still have the capacity to carry out sensational attacks in Türkiye’s cities. The Times

Berkay Mandıracı

Senior Analyst, Türkiye

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