Prof. Dr. Hüseyin IŞIKSAL

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Professor. Dr. Hüseyin Işıksal was born in 1977 in Famagusta, North Cyprus. He was graduated from the British College (Türk Maarif College) in Nicosia. He achieved B.A. degree as a high-honour student from the department of International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998. He completed his M.A. at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom where he studied as the “Chevening Scholar of Cyprus”, awarded by the British Council Foreign Ministry & Commonwealth Office to the most successful graduate of the year. 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”.

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. In January 2020 he became full Professor in International Relations. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of International Relations at Near East University. He has over fifty publications written in English and Turkish in various peer-reviewed academic journals and as book chapters. He is editor of the six books including Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millenium (Peter Lang), Blue Apple: Turkey-European Union Relations (Gazi), Turkey’s Relations with the Middle East: Political Encounters after the Arab Spring (Springer Nature), and “Historical Examinations and Current Issues in Turkish-American Relations (IGI Global).

In 2014, Işıksal has been appointed as one of the members of the Consultative Committee of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Presidency for the negotiations. Professor Dr. Hüseyin Işıksal is Near East University Representative of TRNC Higher Education Supervision and Accreditation Board International Relations Planning and Co-ordination Group. Professor Dr. 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.