Salih Berke Şendağ

Biography

Salih Berke Şendağ graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) and The State University of New York (SUNY Binghamton) Global Politics and International Relations Dual Degree Undergraduate Program in 2019. In the same year, he started his master's program with a thesis at Middle East Technical University, in the institute of Social Sciences, the department of Middle Eastern Studies. He is working as a research assistant in the Iraq Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM). His general interests include national identity construction in the Middle East, political Islam, and US-Middle East relations.

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Twenty-one years after the prospective pilgrimage visit by Pope John Paul II to the Iraqi city of Ur in 2000 was canceled by Saddam Hussein, Pope...