He is currently a Prof. Dr. in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Antalya Bilim University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in IR, taken from Bilkent University in 2003. He holds a Master of Science degree in IR, taken from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000 and another Master of Arts degree in IR taken taken from Bilkent University in 1998. He was granted the Jean Monnet Scholarship of the European Commission in 1999. He teaches courses on International Relations Theories, International Politics, European Union Foreign, Security and Defense Policies, Turkey’s relations with the European Union, Foreign Policy Analysis and Turkish Foreign Policy. He works on the following subjects: international relations theories, Europeanization of foreign policy, European Union foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey’s relations with EU and NATO/US, Turkey-Greece relations, Cyprus dispute, Turkey and the Middle East. He has academic articles published in such journals as Political Science Quarterly, Washington Quarterly, Middle East Policy, International Journal, Security Dialogue, Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, European Security, International Spectator, Contemporary Security Policy, Mediterranean Politics, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, Insight Turkey and Uluslararası İlişkiler, etc. He is also the head of Center for Social, Economic and Politics Research (SEPAM – www.sepam.antalya.edu.tr) of Antalya Bilim University. He writes policy briefs on international politics and security issues for SEPAM and BILGESAM (www.bilgesam.org/en).