Yasemin Altintop is a research assistant at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). She is currently enrolled in the Master Program ‘Peace and Conflict Research’ at Frankfurt University, Germany.
Prior to starting the internship at the ICT she worked as a student assistant at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt in the project ‘Salafism in Germany’, focusing on radicalization processes and the analysis of online and offline recruitment strategies.
Yasemin Altintop also co-authored a special assessment, ‘The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq’, for war criminal trials as part of a request by the Public Prosecutor General of the Federal Court of Justice (Karlsruhe, Germany).
Moreover, she was during her Master studies employed as a student assistant, giving tutorials to Bachelor students in quantitative empirical analysis.
Lastly, Yasemin Altintop was the Head of the Working Group ‘Middle East and Maghreb’ at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK), monitoring political conflicts in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey for several years and Member of the Board of Directors in Internal and External Communications between 2012 and 2013. She wrote several conflict summaries that were published in the annual Conflict Barometer of the HIIK. Currently she is monitoring the activities of the so-called Islamic State in Syria.