Oytun Orhan, who started to work as a researcher in the Middle East Department at ASAM (Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies) in 1999, continued to work here until 2009. Orhan has been working as a researcher at ORSAM (Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies) since 2009. Mainly working on Syria and Lebanon, Orhan has carried out studies on Israel – Palestine, Iraq, the Middle East and Turkey's Middle East policy as well.
After graduating from Gazi University F.E.A.S. Department of International Relations, Orhan completed his Masters degree in International Relations from Hacettepe University; and his thesis was entitled, “Identity's Effect on Syria's Regional Policies (1946-2000)”. Orhan still continues his PhD studies in International Relations at Institute of Social Sciences, Abant Izzet Baysal University.