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Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies, especially Turkey’s relations with the EU, USA and Russia; the Kurdish question; Cyprus question; Middle East great power politics; political islam, political ideologies

Degrees

Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2012

Language skills

Finnish, English (working languages), Turkish (passive)

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Expertise

Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies, especially Turkey’s relations with the EU, USA and Russia; the Kurdish question; Cyprus question; Middle East great power politics; political islam, political ideologies

Work experience

Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, April 2014 –
Research Fellow (post-doc), Tallinn University, Estonia, August 2013 – March 2014.
Research Fellow (post-doc), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 2012 – June 2013
Doctoral student, MEUDOS doctoral school, Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, September 2009 – December 2011

Academic Teaching

Lecture series “90 Years of the Republic of Turkey”, Tallinn University, Spring semester 2014.
Intensive course “The 90 Years of the Republic of Turkey,” co-organizer and lecturer, The Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME), Istanbul, 2.11.–10.11.2013
Master’s Degree Programme in European Studies (MES)/ European Studies workshop – essay workshop tutoring, University of Helsinki, autumn semester 2011
Master’s Degree Programme in European Studies (MES)/ European Studies workshop – essay workshop tutoring, University of Helsinki, autumn semester 2010
Lecture in series University of Helsinki Studies Europe: “The Europeanization of Turkey as a Political Project” (Together with Pia Alilonttinen), University of Helsinki, 21.10.2010
Lectures on the “Core Issues in the History of Modern Turkey”, University of Turku, autumn semester 2008

Degrees

Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2012

Education
Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2012 (Dissertation: The Enlightenment Idea of History as a Legitimation Tool of Kemalism in Turkey)
Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Turku, Finland, 2008
Master of Arts, University of Turku, Finland, 2005 
Language skills

Finnish, English (working languages), Turkish (passive)

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Alaranta, Toni (2018). Esipuhe. In Jäntti Bruno & Bahmani Airin ed(s): Syyrian sota: demokratiatoiveet diktatuurin ja islamismin ristitulessa. Helsinki: Tammi. 11-13.

Alaranta, Toni (2018). Eurasianismin houkutus. Ulkopolitiikka, 55 (1):30-33.

Alaranta, Toni (2017). FEUTURE EU 28 Country Report Finland. In Funda Tekin ed(s): FEUTURE EU Country Reports. Cologne: University of Cologne. 2-8.

Alaranta, Toni (2016). Loppu maallistumiselle. Ulkopolitiikka, 53 (4):8-11.

Alaranta, Toni (2016). Turkki kuilun partaalla. Maanpuolustus (118):48-51.

Alaranta, Toni (2015). Turkkilaisten matkassa. Ulkopolitiikka, 52 (4):83.