Digdem Soyaltin is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Altınbaş University in Istanbul. She is a board member at Transparency International Turkey, a member of Turkish Political Science Association and the managing editor of Research Turkey - a London based research centre.

Previously she has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Stockholm University Institute of Turkish Studies (SUITS) and a consultant in projects conducted by Council of Europe and European Union on anti-corruption policies and judicial sector reforms in Turkey.

She received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin and worked as a research fellow at the Research College on Transformative Power of Europe (KFG) during her PhD studies.

She holds a Master of Science in European Affairs from Lund University and a Master of Philosophy in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest. She studied International Relations and European Politics for her Bachelor degree in Turkey. She has several publications related to her research areas that appeared in SSCI journals and books came out from internationally well-known publishers.

Selected publications

Digdem Soyaltin (2017) Europeanisation, Good Governance, and Corruption in the Public Sector: The Case of Turkey, Routledge

Digdem Soyaltin (2017) Turkey: The Paradoxical Effects of EU Accession, in Beyond the Panama Papers. The Performance of EU Good Governance Promotion, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Jana Warkotsch (eds.) Barbara Budrich Publications, pp.79-90

Digdem Soyaltin (2017): Public sector reforms to fight corruption in Turkey: a case of failed Europeanization?, Turkish Studies

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