Gökhan Ereli


  • Gulf Studies Coordinator, ORSAM
  • PhD Candidate, METU International Relations

Having graduated from Kırıkkale University's International Relations Department in the 2014-2015 academic year with the highest CGPA in his graduating class, Ereli earned his Master’s Degree from the Middle East Technical University’s (METU) International Relations Department in the 2017-2018 academic year. He enrolled in the METU International Relations Department Doctoral Program after graduation. Currently, he is in the fifth year of the Doctoral Program and continues to study his dissertation, which is titled “The Political Economy of Saudi and Emirati Collaboration and Competition.”

Ereli has also been working as a Research Assistant in the Gulf Studies Department at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) since June 2018, as an Expert since October 2020, and as the Coordinator since September 2021. He has conducted field visits in Jordan (Amman, Salt, Madaba), Qatar (Doha), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm-al Qayveyn, Ras al-Khaimah, and Ajman).

Ereli has written for or appeared in media such as BBC World Service, VOA News, Al Jazeera, China Daily, Sputnik, TRT Kurdî, Sabah Newspaper, Daily Sabah, Anadolu Agency, Politics Today, Mena Affairs, Star, A Haber, A News, Ulke TV, TV Net, and Fikir Turu. His academic interests include the political economy of the Middle East, identity politics, Post-Positivist theories of International Relations, contemporary French philosophy; and religion and nationalism.