Mr. Mehmet Alaca is engaged with academic studies on Iraq, regional Kurdish politics, and Shia militias in the Middle East. He has worked for various media organizations and think-tanks.
He received his bachelor's degree from the Istanbul University Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences, and his master's degree in Politics and International Relations of the Middle East at Exeter University in Great Britain.
His works have been published in many national and international media organs, particularly The Washington Institute, The German Marshall Fund, LSE Middle East Center, The New Arab, Fair Observer, E-International Relations, Anadolu Agency-Analysis, and Daily Sabah. He is currently a diplomatic correspondent at Anadolu Agency and a non-resident fellow at ORSAM.