M. Emre Hayyar



M. Emre Hayyar is a doctoral researcher at UWE Bristol and a member of the Research in Public International Law (RIPIL) research group. He completed his LL.B. at Istanbul University and received LL.M. degrees from Ghent University (in International and European Law) and Istanbul Medipol University (in Public Law). He is also a member of the Istanbul Center for International Law.

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The Legality of the Downing of the Turkish Drone by the US

On 4 October 2023, the US downed a Turkish drone in Syria after it came within 500m of a US military base in a region controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Euphrates. Multiple Turkish drones carried out airstrikes in the region as part of a response to a terrorist attack…

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Can Turkey Close the Turkish Straits to Russian Warships?

Following the recent Russian military intervention in Ukraine, Ukraine officially requested Turkey to shut the Turkish Straits to warships pursuant to the 1936 Montreux Convention. While the initial reaction of the Turkish government implied the unwillingness of Ankara, the President of Ukraine put further pressure on Turkey to close…

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