With a rapid increase in internet access and smartphone ownership, Turkey experiences a significant shift in citizens’ communication. Today, more than half of the population uses the internet and social media to communicate. This raises the question how aspiring nations like Turkey handle topics such as internet freedom, online citizenship, cyber security and data confidentiality.
In order to address this question, the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) is launching a cyber policy program. Within this frame, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is supporting a fellowship program that enables young academics and researchers to enhance their expertise on cyber policy and to establish connections between the Turkish academic community and the European institutions.