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Department of Development Studies

Dr Veli Yadirgi

BA MSc (London) PhD (London)


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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Office Hours:
Tuesday 12-1pm
Thesis title:
The Political Economy of the Kurdish Question in Turkey
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2008 (Part Time)


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.  

PhD Research

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.  


Theory, Policy and Practice of Development

During 2010-13 Veli taught on the following postgraduate programmes:
-Globalisation and Development
-Problems of Development in the Middle East and North Africa