Christian Natterer am 28.01.21 in Berlin im Deutschen Bundestag. / Foto: Tobias Koch (

Yilmaz Akkoyun


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Turkey Europe Future Forum 2021

Short biography

Yilmaz Akkoyun works as Policy Advisor and Press Spokesperson to Steffen Bilger, German Federal Parliament member as well as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. Overall, he has more than six years of work experience in Germany´s Federal Parliament, Germany´s government and in international organizations. As a diplomatic and collaborative communicator, he has a demonstrated history of developing and implementing policy strategies, campaigns, initiatives as well as proven leadership.

As Julius G. Blocker- and KAS-Scholar he graduated from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in the city of New York with an Master of Public Administration specializing in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis as well as from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin with an Master of Public Policy. 


Yilmaz has global experience, a deep analytical skillset and extensive expertise in policy analysis, strategy, stakeholder-management and public diplomacy.”