Gürkan Özturan obtained his BA from Bogazici University, in Western Languages and Literatures as well as completing American Studies Programme in 2009, during which he also made sculptures and participated in several international arts fairs. He took a year to research and study at Uppsala University of Sweden, on ethnology, antropology and cultural studies. He completed his first MA at Le Centre International de Formation Européenne where he specialized on the Rise of Radical Right in European Politics in 2010, followed by a second MA at Istanbul Bilgi University, at the Faculty of European Union. He is also an active member and board member of several NGOs.
He was the editor of Digital Age magazine in Turkey and wrote articles on digital culture with a specific focus on new market variables, digital marketting, digital economy, digital politics and web 2.0’s effects on society. He has also published one book on “Rise of Radical Right in the Balkans during Europeanization Process: Comparative Cases of Greek LAOS and Bulgarian ATAKA Parties“