Associate Professor


SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES / Department of Political Science and International Relations


Short Biography

He received his bachelor's degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences in 2006 and his master's degree in European Studies from Hochschule Bremen in 2008. He lived in cities such as London for language education (April 2006 - September 2007), Bremen for master's degree (September 2007 - September 2008), Leuven for research project (September 2008 - December 2008), Amman for Arabic language education (June - August 2012) and Cairo for Ph.D. (October 2012 – August 2013) for his thesis research. He started his doctorate at Sakarya University Department of International Relations in 2009. His studies during his time as a visiting researcher at Cairo University were published in 2013 as the book "Dictionary of the Egyptian Revolution". He completed his doctorate in 2015 with his thesis titled "The Role of Internal and External Actors in the Revolution and Counter-Revolution Process in Egypt: 2011-2015". This work was published in a book titled "Egypt: Revolution and Counter-Revolution" by SETA in 2017. The book "Egyptian Foreign Policy from Revolution to Coup: From the Quest for Transformation to the Impasse of Legitimacy", which he edited, was published by SETA in December 2018, and the book Gulf Foreign Policy: Dependency, Interventionism, Neutrality was published by Ortadogu Publications in 2021. Currently working as a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Sakarya University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Telci teaches at the Middle East Institute, where he was the founding deputy director between 2014 and 2018. These include Conflict Resolution in the Middle East (Ph.D.), Analysis of International Political Crises (Master's Degree), Modern Middle East History (Bachelor's Degree), International Organizations (Bachelor's Degree) and International Relations (Bachelor's Degree). He was awarded the title of Associate Professor  in December 2018. İsmail Numan Telci, who worked at the SETA Foreign Policy Research Directorate between 2016 and 2019, has been serving as the Vice President of the Middle East Research Center (ORSAM) since July 2019. His research areas include political developments in the Gulf countries and their foreign policies, Egyptian politics, Arab revolutions and political and security issues in Africa.