About Ahsen Melek Kocatürk

Ahsen Melek Kocatürk is a writer and works in policy. She is the coordinator of Turkish Publishing House 40’s Club where she also publishes and writes. Ahsen writes articles for the Egemen newspaper and studies justice in Atatürk University and sociology in Anadolu University. She volunteers in different civil organizations and is an advisor to local firms. Ahsen is a Board Member in the Association of Family Council.
Turkish and Middle East Correspondent

Vaahan’s exclusive interview with Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu

By |2021-07-03T22:19:31+01:003rd July, 2021|

Vaahan’s Turkish Editor, Ahsen Melek Kocatürk, speaks to Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Leader of the Republican People's Party, the Main Opposition, in an exclusive interview. The Minister of Internal Affairs declared on television that a politician was paid a bribe of 10,000 dollars every month. However, neither President Erdoğan nor the

The Refugee Generation

By |2021-05-05T18:30:36+01:005th May, 2021|

Ilay Aksoy Founder of the Iyi Parti, Researcher and Politician speaks exclusively to Vaahan about the impact the Syrian war has had on neighbouring Turkey. Ten years on, Turkey is faced with major economic, cultural clashes, demographic and security problems that need to be urgently attended to.

Exclusive Interview with Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Azerbaijan, Hikmet Hajiyev about the Armenia-Azerbaijan War

By |2020-12-05T17:23:24+00:005th December, 2020|

Vaahan’s Turkish Editor Ahsen Melek Kocatürk travelled to Azerbaijan during the conflict with Armenia and conducted an exclusive interview with Hikmet Hajiyev, Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Azerbaijan and Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration about the war before the ceasefire agreement was signed.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Outlook of Cities

By |2020-09-24T11:32:16+01:0024th September, 2020|

Our Turkish Editor Ahsen Melek Kocatürk caught up with Professor Dr. Sukru Karatepe, Chief Advisor of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, Responsible for the Municipalities and Cities, about the outbreak of COVID-19 and how cities can manage the pandemic. The expectation that working from home will continue even

Why did the US assassinate Qassem Soleimani? 

By |2020-01-08T18:40:49+00:008th January, 2020|

The killing of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, by the United States of America, at the start of the new year, is an indication that this year has more developments in store. The international media’s interest in the news of his killing from the moment it

Turkey’s Challenges & Opportunities

By |2018-12-27T21:24:47+00:0027th December, 2018|

Egemen BAĞIŞ, Former EU Minister & Chief Negotiator of Turkey speaks to Vaahan about Turkey's challenges and opportunities. We live in an age of complexity and unpredictability. On the one hand, the accelerating pace of globalization brings us closer in the fastest way. On the other hand, the world is being divided more and

Our Common Threat: Terrorism

By |2018-03-10T22:50:17+00:0010th March, 2018|

Egemen BAĞIŞ, Former EU Minister & Chief Negotiator of Turkey speaks to Vaahan about Turkey and Europe's common threat of terrorism. "We need to unite our strength and closely cooperate with each other. In this regard, Turkish and EU cooperation remains a priority." Today