Nuriye Sitare Kurdeş
Advisor, Turkey
Sitare is an international relations and public policy professional based in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Responsibilities at Aretera:

  • monitoring & analysis of draft legislation and policy initiatives,
  • advising & assisting clients in relation with national and regional authorities,
  • identifying and assessing regulatory and political risks and their impact on business,
  • drafting analytical papers, memos, overviews and reports.

Professional experience
After starting her career in journalism at Cumhuriyet, an Istanbul-based daily newspaper, she gained international experience at companies such as Philips in Amsterdam and NMQ Digital in Istanbul. Between 2020 and 2022, she also supported a NATO project on security and strategy-building in Türkiye as a project assistant and other scientific projects regarding Turkish Foreign Policy, European Studies and Politics funded by EU and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye.

Sitare holds a Bachelor degree in European Studies and Law from the Istanbul Bilgi University, a Master Degree in International Relations from the Kadir Has University, and is currently pursuing her PhD studies at the Koc University in Istanbul, also in International Relations.

Besides her native Turkish, Sitare speaks fluent English and French.