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Doctoral alum pens article analyzing Turkey’s military response after the earthquake // Foreign Policy

March 1, 2023

Özgür Özkan (Ph.D. International Studies 2022) pens a Feb. 24 article titled, “Why Was Turkey’s Military MIA After the Earthquake?” examining why the military in 1999 was quick to respond to disaster but in 2023, under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s reforms, left it hobbled and unprepared for the Feb. 6 earthquake response.

Özkan is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.