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Deniz Berktay

Turkish journalist and expert on Eastern Europe. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, International Relations Department. Since 2007, he has been living and working in Ukraine as a journalist. Completed graduate study in Kyiv Slavistiv University in 2017, International Relations Department with the thesis on Ukrainian-Russian Relations 2004-2014. He has worked for many media organizations, including Cumhuriyet Newspaper, TRT Turk, BBC Turkish Service, DW Turkish Service, Al Jazeera Turk, TRT Haber, Dogan News Agency. He specializes on Eastern Europe and Orthodoxy, and speaks English, Russian and Ukrainan.

Expert materials

Saakashvili’s latest adventures

Saakashvili’s latest adventures

Upcoming elections in Georgia may trigger a new crisis.
Crimean Platform in Ukraine’s Relations with the West

Crimean Platform in Ukraine’s Relations with the West

Background and perspective of the so-called Crimea Plattform
The Fener Patriarchate and assimilation

The Fener Patriarchate and assimilation

The Patriachate's relations with the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Empire and the Bulgarians in history.
Patriarch Bartholomew’s adventure in Ukraine

Patriarch Bartholomew’s adventure in Ukraine

The Patriarch's visit is serving more geopolitics than religion
A Chinese – Ukrainian Alliance?

A Chinese – Ukrainian Alliance?

On the rapproachment between Kyiv and Beijing
Elections in Moldova

Elections in Moldova

Dubious victory for the US
Ukraine’s disappointment with Biden

Ukraine’s disappointment with Biden

Kyiv seems not to get what it wants concerning Nord Stream 2 and NATO membership.
Crisis in Belarus: less space to manoeuvre for Lukashenko?

Crisis in Belarus: less space to manoeuvre for Lukashenko?

Recent developments have shrunk the area of manoeuver for Belarus with possible effects on regional politics.
Moldova At The Crossroads

Moldova At The Crossroads

On geopolitical importance of Moldova and current conflicts between the West and Russia in the country.
Permanent Political Crisis in Georgia

Permanent Political Crisis in Georgia

Details of current political crisis and the intervention of US and EU.
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