About me

Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu earned International Relations bachelor’s and master’s degree in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, respectively. He is the only Turkish analyst who studied and lived in the three capitals of Caucasus region. Now he is PhD candidate at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea.

He works on regional studies with the focus on South Caucasus, Central Asia, ethnic/regional conflicts. He worked as a media observer in the USA with the partnership of International Center for Journalists and joined the politics and leadership program of Atlantic Council in both Washington DC and New York. He is a member of Young Turkey Young America fellowship program at the Atlantic Council.

In Turkey, he worked for some think tanks such as Stratejik Düşünce Enstitüsü (SDE) and Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) on the same field. Now he is an analyst at Wikistrat Inc.

He writes articles on Caucasus-Central Asian-East Asian affairs for various newspapers in Caucasus countries and South Korea.

He is South Korea representative of BİRSAM – Birlik Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi in Istanbul and Co-president of Strategic Outlook Institution which is one of the most effective English-based research portals on international relations in Turkey.

He speaks English and Azerbaijani/high level, Russian, Armenian/intermediate level and basic Korean.

Books:

Ama Hangi Türkler ve Ermeniler, Öteki Adam Yayınları, İstanbul, 2013

Barışı Konuşmak – Teori ve Pratikte Çatışma Çözümü, ODTÜ Yayınları, 2013

Fedailer Devrimi-Ermenistan’daki Kayıp Emanet (novel), Öteki Adam Yayınları, 2015

The South Caucasus and Its Neighborhood – From Politics and Economics to Group Rights, Caucasus Edition – July 2016, ISSN 2155-5478

TV Productions Coordination and Consulting  :

“Dün Bugün Yarın / Turkey-Armenia” – Toprak Production / TRT TÜRK – 2011

“Common Pain” – Toprak Production  / Al Jazeera – 2012

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