Can Kasapoglu

Dr. Can Kasapoglu is a defense analyst.  Dr. Kasapoglu holds a M.Sci. degree from the Turkish Military Academy and a Ph.D. from the Turkish War College. Dr. Can Kasapoglu was an Eisenhower fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome and a visiting scholar at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn.  Currently, Dr. Kasapoglu  is the director of the defense and security program at the Istanbul-based think-tank EDAM.

He previously held research posts at reputable think-tanks, such as the SWP of Germany, FRS of France, and the BESA Center of Israel.

His works can be followed @EdamDefense

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    Articles by Can Kasapoglu

    Turkish Drone Strategy in the Black Sea Region and Beyond

    Introduction: Turkey as a ‘Dronized’ Military Power on Russia’s Doorstep Geopolitically, Turkey is a game-changer. Without Turkey being a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the transatlantic Alliance

    Turkey and Ukraine Boost Mutual Defense Ties

    Turkey and Ukraine have been building the pillars of a promising defense cooperation partnership for some time. The two countries currently engage in joint endeavors in game-changing military areas such

    Turkey’s Growing Military Expeditionary Posture

    A glance at the Turkish Armed Forces’ recent combat record demonstrates that Turkey’s defense policy now extends well beyond its borders. Drones loitering in the Syrian airspace, navy frigates along

    Turkey’s Drone Blitz Over Idlib

    Between February 27 and March 5, Turkey conducted Operation Spring Shield to halt the Syrian Arab Army’s blitz offensive in Idlib and to press Moscow into brokering a ceasefire. Due