SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Veli Yadirgi

BA MSc (London) PhD (London)
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Veli Yadirgi
Department of Development Studies

Teaching Fellow

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Centre for Ottoman Studies

Associate Member

Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States

Research Cluster Member

Dr Veli Yadirgi
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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.  


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).


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.