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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at siham@wasd.org.uk. You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Ahmet Salih I˙kiz

Assistant Professor Muğla Sitki Kocman UniversityInternational Relations


Location: Kötekli MUĞLA, Turkey


Dr Ahmet Salih I˙kiz received his MSc and PhD from Lancaster University and Dokuz Eylul University and is currently working as an assistant professor at Mug˘la University, Turkey, in the Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations. He frequently travels to foreign universities such as Moscow State Academy of Management, Varna University of Economics and European University Institute for research and field visits. His research mainly focuses on the following topics: Shadow Economy and Economic Growth, European Union & Turkey Relations and Turkish Politics and Governance.

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