Serkan Balkan

Serkan Balkan

Balkan graduated from the Naval Academy in 2004, and received his MA from the Department of National Security Strategies, Gebze Institute of High Technology. His Master thesis was entitled “Turkey, an Energy Terminal on the Axes of East-West, North-South.” Balkan has been pursuing his PhD at the Middle East Institute, Sakarya University since 2013. He conducts studies on terrorism, non-state armed conflicts, Middle East security, and political geography.
How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

January 17, 2019
The use of drones became popular among terrorist organizations as soon as the security vulnerability they contained was discovered. The reason for this widespread use of commercial drones is that they are easily accessible and affordable.
How DAESH uses Drones in the Battlefield

How DAESH uses Drones in the Battlefield

September 22, 2017
Drones that were first used for reconnaissance and surveillance activities on a tactical level in Iraq and Syria are now being adopted on a strategical level and have gained greater impact.