Asli Selin Okyay

Position: 
Senior fellow
Expertise: 
Eastern Mediterranean
Migration
European Union

Asli Selin Okyay is a senior fellow at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Before joining the IAI in 2017, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the ERC-funded “Borderlands” project hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. She obtained her Ph.D. (2015) in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, and her M.Phil in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford (2009). Her expertise is on migration and border management, and her research particularly focuses on the EU’s external migration policies towards third countries in the Southern Mediterranean, including Turkey.

Her publications include "Contentious Borders: The Middle East and North Africa post-2011", special issue of International Affairs Vol. 93, No. (2017), co-edited with Raffaella A. del Sarto and Louise Fawcett.

Realizing Youth Potential in the Mediterranean: Unlocking Opportunities, Overcoming Challenges

Lorenzo Kamel, Asli Selin Okyay,
Rome, Nuova Cultura, October 2018, 112 p.
In: IAI Research Studies

Bottom-up Approaches to EU–Turkey Migration Cooperation

Asli Selin Okyay
Rome, IAI, June 2018, 24 p.
In: MEDRESET Papers

Italian and Spanish approaches to external migration management in the Sahel

Carmen González Enríquez, Patrícia Lisa, Asli Selin Okyay [...]
Madrid, Elcano Royal Institute, 20 June 2018, 32 p. (Elcano Working Papers ; 13/2018)
In: Other papers/articles

Turkey's post-2011 approach to its Syrian border and its implications for domestic politics

Asli Selin Okyay
in International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 4 (July 2017), p. 829-846
In: Other papers/articles

Labour Market Integration of Syrian Refugees in Germany and Turkey

Asli Selin Okyay
Roma, IAI, June 2017, 14 p.
In: Global Turkey in Europe

The Leverage of the Gatekeeper

Asli Selin Okyay, Jonathan Zaragoza-Cristiani
p. 51-66
In: The International Spectator