About
Executive Staff
Fulya Kocukoğlu

Fulya Kocukoğlu

Fulya Kocukoğlu was born in 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended Notre Dame de Sion French High School in Istanbul and completed her BA in Political Science at Galatasaray University, where her final dissertation focused on the Greek factor in EU-Turkey relations. She then moved to the UK in 2016 to pursue an MA in International Relations at the University of Sussex. In her final dissertation, she analysed the impact of neoliberal policies on authoritarian tendencies. To study for a second master’s degree, later she moved to Brussels and followed an LL.M. in Human Rights Law with a minor in International Development at the University of Kent-Brussels School of International Studies. In her LL.M. dissertation, engaging with the debates on hegemonic international law, she examined the lack of accountability for the crimes committed in the post-9/11 era through the CIA-led “Extraordinary Rendition” and Torture Programs and was awarded with distinction. Throughout her studies, she undertook several internships. She served as a Legal Advisor at the EU Rights Clinic, spent one year as a Researcher at the TÜSİAD EU-Brussels Representative Office, and worked during the 43rd session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Following her graduation, she started writing articles on human rights and international security for an independent news platform. She currently works as an Associate at GRF. Besides her fluency in Turkish, English and French, she has intermediate knowledge of German.