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Biography

Prior to commencing my doctoral studies, I was a research assistant at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), working on EU internal market law, public procurement law, and international trade.

I practiced competition law and regulation in an international law firm, working on antitrust investigations in a wide range of sectors, including airlines, banking, broadcasting, digital, and pharmaceuticals. Earlier, I worked as an intern for Microsoft. 

I hold an LLM in Comparative, European, and International Laws from the European University Institute, an Advanced LLM in International Business Law from the Institute for European Studies (VUB), and an LLB in Law from Anadolu University (Türkiye). In Spring 2024, I will be based in Georgetown University Law Center as an International-Scholar-in-Residence of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section.

My research has received funding from the American Bar Association, the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance, the European Commission, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. Besides presenting in international conferences, I publish regularly on competition law and regulation, both in English and in my native Turkish (see ‘List of Publications‘). 

I am an active member of the Dynamic Competition Initiative, a research collaboration organized by the European University Institute, University of California Berkeley, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In my own research, I develop a novel theory of abuse under Article 102 TFEU to more accurately separate beneficial competition from anticompetitive foreclosure in high-technology markets.