Ambassador PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON, THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY,
Prof. İbrahim Kalın is the Spokesperson to the President of Turkey, Deputy Head of the Security and Foreign Policy Council of the Turkish Presidency, Ambassador, and the Senior Advisor to the President.
Prof. Kalın previously served as Deputy Secretary-General at the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Assistant Undersecretary of State and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey before taking up his current post. Prof. Kalın is the founding-director of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic, and Social Research.
A graduate of Istanbul University, he received his Ph.D. from the George Washington University. Prof. Kalın has taught courses and published widely on Islamic philosophy, comparative philosophy, Islam-West relations, and Turkish foreign policy. His books include; Islam and The West, Mulla Sadra, Reason and Virtue: Turkey’s Social Imagination, Self, Other and Beyond: Introduction to the History of Islam-West Relations, Barbar Modern Civilized, The Veil and The Meaning…