She holds a BA in International and European Studies and in 2015 she finished her Masters in European Law and Policy. Since 2010 she is a researcher at the Centre of Eastern Studies for Culture and Communication with numerous publications. Her main focus is on Turkey, security and religion in Middle East and she is really passionate about EU affairs. She is collaborating with the website “International Crisis Monitoring Unit” and she is member of Center for International Strategic Analysis. Aside from her studies Irene has also been involved in volunteering and human rights movement.