Hüseyin Işıksal was born in 1977 in Famagusta, North Cyprus. His mother is a mathematician and father is a engineer. He was graduated from the Türk Maarif College in Nicosia. He achieved B.A. degree as high-honour student from the department of International Relations from the Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998. He completed his M.A. at the University of Warwick at the United Kingdom where he studied as the “Chevening Scholar of Cyprus”, awarded by the British Council Foreign Ministry & Commonwealth Office. He had his first Ph.D. from the Keele University-United Kingdom, department of Politics and International Relations with the thesis entitled “Asymmetric Negotiations: Dichotomous International Order and Turkey-EU Relations”. He achieved his second Ph.D. from the Middle East Technical University-Turkey, department of International Relations with the thesis entitled “The Subordination of the Arab Regional System: The Cases of Egypt & Iraq”.
He previously worked as the Secretary General of the North Cyprus group of Amnesty International. Since 2002 he is full time lecturer in various universities in Turkey, England and Cyprus. In 2014, he became the Associate Professor in the field of International Relations. Currently he is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations in Near East University. He has over forty publications written in English and Turkish in various peer reviewed academic journals, as book chapters and conference papers. He is editor of the book entitled Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millenium published by Peter Lang and Blue Apple: Turkey-European Union Relations published by Gazi Publishing House. In 2014 He has been appointed as one of the members of the Consultative Committee of the TRNC Presidency for the negotiations. Associate Professor Hüseyin Işıksal frequently provided opinion on national & private TV and radio channels, and newspapers in Turkey and North Cyprus mainly on Middle Eastern Politics, Turkish Foreign Policy, European Union-Turkey Relations and Cyprus Politics. He is married with one son.