TOBB Economics and Technology University
International Security Studies
Haldun Yalçınkaya is chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at TOBB Economics and Technology University in Ankara / Turkey. In addition to that, he is the Security Studies Coordinator at ORSAM (Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies). Dr. Yalçınkaya has been conducting research on Foreign Terrorist Fighters of DAESH and Countering Violent Extremism since 2014. He graduated from Kuleli Military High School and later Turkish Military Academy. During his military service as an officer, he completed his post-graduate studies in International Relations at İstanbul University. Dr.Yalçınkaya studied “peacekeeping” at MA level and “transformation of war” at Ph.D. level. After earning his Ph.D. degree, he had post-doctoral Research and joined the Changing Character of War Project in Oxford University between 2009-2010. Furthermore, during his military service, he served in Afghanistan in 2005. He published two books on war issues and several academic articles on International Security issues focusing on new actors of the battlefields. After serving more than ten years at Turkish Military Academy he has been Associate Professor in International Relations at TOBB University of Economics and Technology since 2013.
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