Chiara Merritt – Research Officer

Originally from a village in the South of England, Chiara moved to London to start a degree in BA Turkish at the School of Oriental and African Studies, which she has recently completed. She has been an avid follower of Turkish political and social issues since her first ever visit to Turkey, where her family have a house. After having spent a year in a Turkish university in Istanbul, she became more specifically interested in the Kurdish issue in Turkey and women’s rights both in Turkey and in the Turkish/Kurdish diaspora communities. Her role within CTS consists of assisting the Director, research, organising events and translation.