Deniz Baran is a faculty member at Istanbul University’s International Law Department, and a lawyer registered to the Istanbul Bar Association, focusing on providing legal consultancy for foreign investors in Turkey and international investment arbitration cases. He is also contributing to Al Sharq Forum as its international law specialist. He is a PhD candidate in public international law at Istanbul University, where he also obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
Baran used to coordinate the International Law Research Center (UHAM) which is affiliated to Fatih Sultan Mehmet University. He has previously conducted numerous international youth projects as Turkey&Balkans Regional Coordinator of Al Sharq Youth, the Chairman of Istanbul Youth Assembly Foreign Affairs Commission, the Turkish Delegate for Y20 2016 China Summit and the Deputy Chair of YCDC (Youth Commission of Diplomacy and Collaboration).
With a keen interest in media, he has taken up writing articles regarding international legal matters for various media outlets such as Middle East Eye, Perspektif Online and Anadolu Agency. He is currently a regular contributor to Al Jazeera where he publishes legal Op-Ed pieces on a monthly basis.