Gülnur Aybet Senior Adviser to the President of Republic of Turkey

Gülnur Aybet is Senior Advisor to the President of the Republic of Turkey and is a professor at Turkey’s National Defense University. Previously, she was a professor of international relations at Yildiz Technical University (2017-2019) and the former Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bahçeşehir University (2014-2016). She also held academic posts and visiting scholar posts at various prominent universities around the world.

She holds a BA Hons degree in Economics and Public Administration from Royal Holloway, University of London, an MSc in International Relations from the University of Southampton, an M. Phil in War Studies from King’s College, University of London and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.

Professor Aybet was a principal investigator to research projects funded by the British Academy, NATO and TUBITAK.

She was a member of the World Economic Forum, Regional Future Council on Europe (2018-2019). In 2009, The Times nominated her as one of the top 20 most powerful Muslim women in the United Kingdom.