Hazal Duran graduated from TOBB University of Economics and Technology Departments of International Relations and Turkish Language and Literature (double major) in 2012. She completed her MA in Modern Turkish Studies (MTS) at İstanbul Şehir University. Duran continues her doctoral studiesat Bilkent University, Department of Political Science. She works as a Research Assistant at SETA Ankara Directorate of Political Studies.
The positive atmosphere following the Yenikapı rally against the July 15 coup attempt where all leading political party representatives and their supporters came from various political backgrounds, was a great opportunity for a better future in Turkey, yet the CHP leader unfortunately chose to stay out of this unity
Spain and Greece followed the same path in the transition to democracy after a failed coup. The EU made some concessions to promote their memberships. However, when it comes to Turkey, the EU seems not to take any responsible steps.