Zeynep is the Secretary General of Centre for Economics & Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM). Prior, she worked as a Researcher at NATO Parliamentary Assembly and as a Junior Policy Officer within various divisions at NATO HQ (Policy Planning Unit, Public Affairs & StratCom, Permanent Delegation of Turkey). Furthermore, she contributed to the conflict resolution and migration research projects at Istanbul Policy Center-Stiftung Mercator Initiative. She holds an MA in International Relations with a specialisation in Global Political Economy from Leiden University. Her research interests consist of transatlantic relations, European & Turkish foreign, security and defence policy, as well as the defence implications of emerging technologies.