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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

Permanent Political Crisis in Georgia

Permanent Political Crisis in Georgia

Details of current political crisis and the intervention of US and EU.
Belarus: an assasination plot, a US-led coup attempt and Russian rapprochement

Belarus: an assasination plot, a US-led coup attempt and Russian rapprochement

Tensions within Belarus are poised to escalate.
“Russian-Ukrainian War” and the Ukrainian Press

“Russian-Ukrainian War” and the Ukrainian Press

Western media diffuses the threat of an immediate war between Russia and Ukraine. But military situation and Ukrainian press present another picture.
Pro-Western Initiative of Zelensky

Pro-Western Initiative of Zelensky

The Ukrainian President's recent steps.
“Patriarch Bartholomew divides the Orthodox World”

“Patriarch Bartholomew divides the Orthodox World”

"US provocations are behind Fener Patriarchate's claims, which are unacceptable."
What Biden’s election means for Ukraine

What Biden’s election means for Ukraine

Deniz Berktay compares the past Trump Administration's policy on Ukraine with the incoming Biden Administration, tracing Biden's past activities in the country.
Belarus 2021: What can we expect?

Belarus 2021: What can we expect?

Among important factors that helped Lukashenko to avoid a revolution, we can mention existent social justice in Belarus and the loose relations of Lukashenko with the West.
Religion and Geopolitics: The Split in the Orthodox world

Religion and Geopolitics: The Split in the Orthodox world

For two years the Orthodox world has been split over issues related to Ukraine and the recent developments show that this crisis will only further accelerate.
Belarus is not Ukraine – a critical geopolitical comparison

Belarus is not Ukraine – a critical geopolitical comparison

Although the presidential elections in Belarus occured four months ago, the mass protests of those who don’t recognize the results continue.
A New Era in Moldova?

A New Era in Moldova?

Moldova is an arena for permanent political conflicts and ethnic seperatist conflicts.