Sinem Cengiz


Sinem Cengiz is a research assistant at the Gulf Studies Center of Qatar University and a non-resident fellow at Gulf International Forum. She is a Turkish researcher with a focus on Gulf affairs and Turkey’s relations with the broader Middle East. She is a regular columnist for Arab News and the author of the book Turkish-Saudi Relations: Cooperation and Competition in the Middle East. Cengiz was born and raised in Kuwait and is currently based in Doha.

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Gulf Women Closing Ranks in Security and Diplomacy

Although the entry of women into the Gulf’s diplomatic and military ranks was slower than elsewhere, the region is in the midst of a sweeping transformation, largely due to top-down policies and social shifts.

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Turkey-Bahrain Relations Getting Back on Track, as Erdogan Set to Visit Manama

Two old regional partners forge ahead with renewed diplomatic, economic, and security ties, putting frictions related to Qatar boycott in the rearview mirror.