Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)


Chairman: Sinan Ulgen

EPIN Liaison officers:

Senem Aydin
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Email: saydin(at)

Nazife Al
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Email: nazifeal(at)


The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) is an independent think tank based in Istanbul. EDAM aims to contribute to the policy making process within and outside Turkey by producing and disseminating research on the policy areas that are shaping Turkey’s position within the emerging global order. EDAM’s main areas of research are :

-           Turkish foreign and security policy,

-           Turkey- EU relations,

-           International economics and  the management of globalisation,

-           Energy and climate change policies

EDAM brings together a network of members from multiple sectors of Turkish society including academia, civil society, media and business. This diversified representation enables EDAM to create a productive and effective platform through which different visions and perspectives can interact.

EDAM accepts project-based funding, matching grants and institutional donations in order to carry out its projects. Additionally, EDAM undertakes joint projects and research with various civil society and international organizations on the basis of the principle of shared funding.

EDAM is affiliated with international networks and news portals such as Europe’s World, ISN ETH Zurich, EurActiv and is an active member of European wide think-tank network EPIN based in Brussels.


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