Arzu Yorkan, M.A., studied business management at the University of Istanbul until 1999. Since 2005, she holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Fatih University in Istanbul. She has gained many years of working experience, working for the Turkish think tank TASAM (Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies). Moreover, she has published numerous articles.
Her dissertation within the framework of CREES deals with the energy cooperation between Turkey and the EU.