Ayşe Patan (former staff)
Ayşe Patan (Germany) joined ESI in Istanbul in July 2013 to work on the current political developments in Turkey after the Gezi Park protests and their impact on Turkey-EU relations as well as on perceptions of Turkey in Europe. Ayşe studied political science and international relations in Hamburg, Istanbul and Berlin and is currently finishing her Master's degree in Public Policy and Management at the University of Potsdam. Her interest areas include Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy, with a current focus on Turkey-EU relations. Before joining ESI, she did an internship at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Istanbul.