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Ek­meled­din İh­sanoğlu Prof. İh­sanoğlu is the first elected sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (OIC). After com­plet­ing his Ph.D. at Ankara Univer­sity in 1974 he car­ried out post-doc­toral re­search be­tween 1975 and 1977 as a re­search fel­low at the UK’s Univer­sity of Ex­eter. He later served as a fac­ulty mem­ber at the Fac­ulty of Sci­ence at İstanbul Univer­sity, be­fore be­com­ing the first pro­fes­sor and found­ing head of the Depart­ment of His­tory of Sci­ence at the same in­sti­tu­tion. He has writ­ten nu­mer­ous books on the his­tory of sci­ence, Is­lamic cul­ture, and re­la­tions be­tween the Mus­lim and Western worlds.

Sylvia Tiryaki Dr. Tiryaki is deputy di­rec­tor of the Global Po­lit­i­cal Trends Cen­ter (GPoT). She also holds the po­si­tion of vice chair­man of the In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions Depart­ment of İstanbul Kültür Univer­sity. Be­tween 2003 and 2008 she worked as Cyprus project co­or­di­na­tor at the Turk­ish Eco­nomic and So­cial Stud­ies Foun­da­tion (TESEV). Pre­vi­ously a reg­u­lar colum­nist at the Turk­ish Daily News, Dr. Tiryaki now writes for var­i­ous aca­demic jour­nals and news­pa­pers. Her fields of ex­per­tise in­clude Turk­ish for­eign pol­icy, Cyprus, the Mid­dle East and North Africa, Ar­me­nia and the EU.

Jan Nahum Nahum was born in Ankara in 1950 and went to high school at İstanbul’s Robert Col­lege. He then went to univer­sity at the in Royal Col­lege of Art (RCA) in London, in the Depart­ment of Ve­hi­cle De­sign, win­ning the Pen­guin De­sign Award for his re­search into eco­nom­i­cal ve­hi­cles. Nahum ini­ti­ated the es­tab­lish­ment of Hexagon Danış­man­lık ve Ti­caret A.Ş., a fam­ily company, in 2005, defin­ing its business ar­eas as the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, re­new­able en­ergy, de­vel­op­ing tech­nolo­gies and the en­vi­ron­ment, all of which he be­lieves are closely re­lated to Turkey’s fu­ture.

Berdal Aral Prof. Aral is a mem­ber of the Law Fac­ulty at Fatih Univer­sity. He earned his Ph.D. from the Univer­sity of Glas­gow in 1994 and has pub­lished two books in Turk­ish: “Ulus­lararası Hukukta Meşru Müdafaa Hakkı” (Right to le­git­i­mate de­fense in in­ter­na­tional law, Siyasal Kitabevi 1999) and “Üçüncü Kuşak İn­san Hak­ları Olarak Kolek­tif Hak­lar” (Col­lec­tive rights as third gen­er­a­tion hu­man rights, Siyasal Kitabevi, 2010). His most re­cent pub­li­ca­tions in English in­clude: “En­hanc­ing the Role of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly in the Preser­va­tion of In­ter­na­tional Peace and Se­cu­rity” (Avrasya Etüd­leri, 2010) and “The Co­nun­drum about the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil: A Guardian of Peace or Cause for Con­cern?” (EJEPS, 2010).

M. Ab­del Kader Ab­del Kader is a re­searcher at the Al-Ahram Cen­ter for Po­lit­i­cal and Strate­gic Stud­ies of Cairo, Egypt, fo­cus­ing on Ara­bic and re­gional af­fairs. He has pub­lished widely on Turk­ish-Egyp­tian and Turk­ish-Is­raeli re­la­tions. Apart from his aca­demic and think tank pub­li­ca­tions, Ab­del Kader is a widely read oc­ca­sional colum­nist for Al-Ahram daily, par­tic­u­larly well-known for his the­sis on the “Third Turk­ish Repub­lic” un­der the Jus­tice and De­vel­op­ment Party (AK Party). He is cur­rently work­ing on a book on in­ter­nal strug­gles in Arab coun­tries, to be pub­lished by the Al-Ahram Cen­ter.

Emin Özkurt Özkurt is a lawyer spe­cial­iz­ing in the field of sports law. Fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of his bach­e­lor de­gree at İstanbul Univer­sity he con­tin­ued his stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Manch­ester with a master’s de­gree on in­ter­na­tional business law (LL.M). He then re­turned to İstanbul Univer­sity, where he is com­plet­ing his pri­vate law doc­tor­ate (Ph.D.). Özkurt is a found­ing mem­ber and sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Sports Law In­sti­tute; he is also a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Sports Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion (ISLA). He has writ­ten sev­eral ar­ti­cles on sports law and con­tin­ues to prac­tice in this field. www.ozkurt.av.tr

Tuncer Çetinkaya Çetinkaya is a writer and in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist fo­cus­ing on ed­u­ca­tion -- he is also the An­talya bureau chief for Za­man daily. After com­plet­ing his stud­ies at the Ed­u­ca­tion Fac­ulty of Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal Univer­sity in 1993, Çetinkaya worked for sev­eral years as ed­u­ca­tion cor­re­spon­dent for the Ci­han News Agency. In 2000 he be­came ed­i­tor of the ed­u­ca­tion pages at Za­man. He is also the au­thor of two books on ed­u­ca­tional is­sues: “Kam­püse Gi­den Yol: Üniver­site Niçin Okunur, Nasıl Kazanılır?” (The road to cam­pus: Why go to univer­sity, and how?) and “En Uzun Şu­bat” (The long­est Fe­bru­ary).

Turk­ish Re­view Vol­ume: 1 Is­sue: 6 Oc­to­ber - De­cem­ber 2011

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