Dr Gokce Arikan Cakir

School of Law

Visiting Scholar


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Dr Gokce Arikan Cakir
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Since January 2022, She has been working as an assistant professor at Balikesir University Faculty of Law, Department of International Private Law.

She hold a PhD in Law from Istanbul University in 2020 with her thesis titled “International, Regional, and National Protection Provided to the Foreigner with the Forced Migration Law”.

She was a visiting PhD student at Bristol University School of Law in 2018.


• PhD (International Private Law) - Istanbul University (2020)
• LLM (Private Law) - Marmara University (2014)
• BA (Arabic Language and Literature) – Istanbul University (2018)
• LLB - Marmara University (2011)

Research interests
  • International Private Law
  • International Migration Law
  • EU Asylum Law
Research group


  • Arikan G (2020), International, Regional, and National Protection Provided to the Foreigner with the Forced Migration Law, On Iki Levha Publishing, Pages: 552, ISBN: 978-625-7773- 44-7.

Journal articles

  • Arikan G, “Approaching 10 Years: Towards the End of Temporary Protection and Durable Solutions”, Selcuk Law Review, Volume: 29, Issue: 2, June 2021. DOI:10.15337/suhfd.879157.
  • Arikan G, “Evaluation of Applicability of the Border Procedure Laid Down by the Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council for Turkey”, Bahcesehir University Law Review, Volume: 16, Issue: 199, March 2021, p. 719-773, ISSN: 1304-7949
  • Arikan G, “Enforceability of Third-Party Beneficiary Mediation Contract and the Contingent  Mediation Contract”, Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Faculty of Law Review, Volume: 25, Issue: 2, 2021, p. 129-164, DOI: 10.34246/ahbvuhfd.933977.
  • Arikan G, “Comparison of the Return of the Asylum Seekers under the Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Council with Turkish Foreigners Law”, IMHFD, Volume: 7, Issue: 12, 2022, p. 35-59.

Conference proceedings papers

  • Arikan Cakir G, Applicable Law to Violation of Data Privacy in Biometric Technologies, Hacettepe University Faculty of Law - Responsibility in International Private Law, 13.03.2023.
  • Arikan Cakir G, Evaluation of Internet Access Restrictions Due to Illegal Content in the European Union in Terms of Private International Law, International Symposium on Law in the Digital Age, 15-16 December 2022.
  • Arikan G, Do European Union Funds Show that The Responsibility of Temporary Protected Syrians Who Are the Responsibility of the International Community is Shared?”, Ankara Bar Association 12. International Law Congress, Migration and Refugees, 29 May 2022.
  • Arikan G, Voluntary Repatriation of Temporarily Protected Syrians in the Light of European Court of Human Rights”, Immigration and International Private Law Symposium, Atilim University Faculty of Law and Atilim University Migration Studies Application and Research Center, 21-22 June 2021.
Teaching interests

International Private Law

Professional activities and memberships
  • Turkish Ministry of Justice Mediation Department – Mediator (2019)
  • Turkish Patent and Trademark Office - Patent & Trademark Attorney (2013)
  • Union of Notaries in Turkey (2012)
  • Istanbul Bar Association - Attorney at Law (2012)