Zübeyir is a contributor to media outlets including Euronews, IPA News, Ahvalnews, Wall Street Journal, Radio France International, Deutsch Welle, ARD. He focuses on Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, migrants, asylum seekers, cross-borders stories. He has experience on the ground in the Middle East in Syria, Northern Iraq, and Lebanon. Turkish is his mother tongue, he also speaks English and Arabic fluently.

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Zübeyir Koçulu
Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, migrants, asylum seekers

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Is Europe a dangerous place for Turkish dissidents?

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics

Turkish communities living in Europe were affected politically by the 15 July 2016 unsuccessful coup d’état.  At least twenty-three Turkish citizens, political opponents of Erdogan, were abducted by the authorities of Bulgaria, Moldova, Kosovo, Ukraine, and Serbia and sent back to Turkey. The expulsions bypassed the sanctions of national courts.