Deniz Baran

About Deniz Baran

Deniz Baran is a member of faculty of the Istanbul University International Law Department and international law specialist at Al Sharq Forum. He is also a lawyer registered with the Istanbul Bar Association. He was previously coordinator of the International Law Research Centre (UHAM) affiliated to Fatih Sultan Mehmet University. He graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in law. He received his master’s degree and is currently studying for a PhD in public international law at the same university. He has a keen interest in the media and has written articles about legal matters for various media outlets including Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Anadolu Agency and Perspektif Online.
31 Aug, 2020

Is There Any Legal Basis for Egypt’s Threat of Military Intervention in Libya?

Deniz Baran | 31 August 2020

In an attention-grabbing statement on June 20th, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi claimed that his country had “a legitimate right to intervene in neighbouring Libya and defend itself after receiving direct threats from terrorist militias and mercenaries
Is There Any Legal Basis for Egypt’s Threat of Military Intervention in Libya?2020-11-06T16:28:00+03:00
30 Mar, 2020

The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region

Deniz Baran | 30 March 2020

Discussions questioning the general legal framework concerning the use of military force against the non-state actors (NSAs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been ongoing for a considerable amount of time. [...]

The Functionality of International Law Concerning the Phenomenon of Armed Non-State Actors in the MENA Region2020-08-09T14:08:48+03:00
2 Jan, 2020

Will the Turkey-Libya Maritime Boundaries Deal Be Legally Valid If Haftar Takes Over Tripoli?

Deniz Baran | 02 January 2020 | TR

In late November 2019, Turkey and the United Nations (UN)-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on maritime boundaries between the two states, in which the parties [...]

Will the Turkey-Libya Maritime Boundaries Deal Be Legally Valid If Haftar Takes Over Tripoli?2020-08-09T14:10:27+03:00
16 Oct, 2019

The ‘Drilling War’ in the Eastern Mediterranean from an International Law Perspective

Deniz Baran | 16 October 2019 | TR | AR

On October 8, 2019, Egypt, Greece and the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus  called on the Turkish government to cease what they call illegal drilling for hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, [...]

The ‘Drilling War’ in the Eastern Mediterranean from an International Law Perspective2020-08-09T15:47:57+03:00
30 Nov, 2017

Does “Self-Determination” Right Grant the Right for Unilateral Independence?

Deniz Baran | 30 November 2017

At the present time, we are witnessing the rise of secessionist movements across the world whose political discourse is built on the basis of the right to right to self-determination. Echoes of this trend can also be seen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,
Does “Self-Determination” Right Grant the Right for Unilateral Independence?2020-08-10T19:20:47+03:00
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