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About Mehmet OZKAN

Graduated from Istanbul University of Turkey, Faculty of Political Science, International Relations in 2002. He studied at University of Johannesburg, South Africa on African issues and holds a master in European Politics from Linkopings University, Sweden (2008) and a PhD from Sevilla University, Spain (2013) with a thesis on the role of religion/culture in shaping foreign policy mentality in Turkey, India and South Africa. He was a Visiting Student at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medellin in Colombia in 2009; a Visiting Fellow at Institute for Defense and Security Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, India in 2010; and Visiting Researcher at Cairo University in Egypt in 2011. He was also a lecturer at International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, in 2012.
Between 2012-2014, Dr. Ozkan worked as a Researcher at the premier Turkish think-tank SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research in Ankara, Turkey; and he was Director of The International Center for Terrorism and Transnational Crime (UTSAM) at Turkish Police Academy between 2014-2015. Currently, he is Director of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Colombia and Latin America. He is also the author several books including, Foreign Policy After Tahrir Revolution: (Re-)Defining the Role of Egypt in the Middle East (2011): Turkey's Involvement in Somalia: A State-Building in Progress (2014).
Along with the participation in many international conferences as speaker, discussant and participant, he traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North/South America. He has a good command of English, Spanish, Turkish along with an intermediate Arabic.

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Dr. Mehmet Ozkan
E-mail: metkan82@hotmail.com
Twitter: @_MehmetOzkan

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September 2015 Present Director for Colombia and South America, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
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May 2014 Present Faculty Member, Turkish National Police Academy ‐ International Center for Terrorism and Security (UTGAM)
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February 2013June 2015 Researcher, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
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