Mert H. Akgün got his Bachelor's degree from Ankara University Faculty of Law. Akgün completed his Master’s degree at Hacettepe University, Department of Public Law, with her thesis titled “The Parliament’s Tools for Supervising the Executive Body after the 2017 Constitutional Amendments”. Forms of government, democratization, new constitution studies, legislative activities, judicial reform, and human rights are among Akgün's research areas of interest.
Although the checks and balances mechanisms in modern liberal democracies have increasingly diversified, the most effective means for accountability and controlling leaders is still the ballot box. Of course, free, fair and competitive elections are not the only condition for a regime’s pluralistic and libertarian rule, but it is a prerequisite.