Diba Nigar Göksel Diba Nigar Göksel (Turkey/US) is a Senior Analyst for ESI covering Turkey and the Caucasus. Since 2003, she has also been the editor-in-chief of the Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ). Nigar studied international relations at Koç University in Istanbul. She began her professional career in 1998 in Washington DC, first working at the Embassy of Azerbaijan and subsequently at TÜSIAD-US (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association, Washington Office). After returning to Istanbul in 2001, she was Country Director at IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board), project manager at TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) and the Secretary-General for International Relations at the ARI Movement, an NGO promoting a strong civil society in Turkey. Nigar Göksel regularly writes on Turkey and the Caucasus for various publications and platforms, focusing largely on women's issues, civil society development and relations with the EU. She joined ESI in 2004. Since September 2011, she has worked part-time for ESI.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com