Ismail Numan Telci completed his BA from Istanbul University, MA in European Studies at Hochschule Bremen, Germany and PhD in International Relations at Sakarya University, Turkey. As part of his PhD field research he spent 10 months at Cairo University from October 2012 to August 2013. Currently, he works as an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and lecturer at the Middle East Institute (ORMER) at Sakarya University. He is also Vice President and Gulf Studies Coordinator of Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) in Ankara. His research focuses on Turkey-Qatar relations, Gulf politics, Egyptian politics and Arab revolutions. He is editor of Middle Eastern Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published by ORSAM. Telci is the author of three books, Dictionary of Egyptian Revolution (2014), Egypt: Revolution and Counter-Revolution (2017), Egyptian Foreign Policy Since the Revolution: From Search for Change to Quest for Legitimacy (2019).