Yavuz Güçtürk was a researcher in Law & Human Rights. He received his bachelors and master's degrees in history from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He is pursuing his doctoral studies in political science at Ankara University. Before joining SETA, he worked as a reporter and expert on human rights at several NGOs in Turkey.
In the shadow of on-going discussions about the integration and legal status of Syrians living in Turkey, Yavuz Güçtürk, a researcher at SETAs Law and Human Rights Department, made an assessment on the current position of Syrian refugees who have preferred forced displacement over war.
Despite the arrival of United Nations (UN) inspectors at Syria to investigate the claims that the Bashar al Assad regime uses chemical weapons against civilians and opponents, the Assad forces coordinated a chemical attack against the East Ghouta area in the Damascus suburb today and that has opened a new round of discussions about the track record of chemical weapons use in Syria.