Contact Gurkan Yesilyurt

Areas of expertise

  • Human Factors for Defence
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation


Gurkan is a former Turkish staff officer, and had various command and staff roles both in national and in international environments, especially in NATO. 

He has master degrees on Leadership, International Relations and Military Art. 

After the military service he continues his academic research in Cranfield University. 

He began his PhD in Cranfield Defence and Security in October 2021 and he is assessing the strategy, leadership, and morale effects on the outcome of the battle. 


Current activities

Working on the PhD dissertation.