Veli holds a B.A. in Philosophy (King’s College, London), an MSc. in Global Politics (LSE), and a PhD (SOAS), and has worked as a political correspondent and editor in different media companies in Europe.
His expertise and research interests include: Political, Economic and Social History of Turkey and the Middle East with special reference to the Kurdish Question in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria; Politics and Development Economics of the Countries of the Middle East; Social Change and Social Theory.
The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming, 2016).
‘The Political Economy of the Kurdish Question in Turkey: De-development in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia’ in Routledge Handbook of Kurdish Studies ed. Michael M. Gunter (Forthcoming, 2017).