Aybars Görgülü is a founding member and Senior Fellow at PODEM. He worked for TESEV from 2007 to 2015. Aybars Görgülü received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Sabanci University in 2013. His academic interest is in Turkey’s foreign policy and the Caucasus region. Dr Görgülü actively participates in civil society efforts aiming to normalize Turkey–Armenia relations and has several publications on this subject as well as on Turkey’s South Caucasus policies and Turkish foreign policy.