İsmail Numan Telci Vice President & North Africa Studies Coordinator, ORSAM; Associate Professor, Sakarya University

Ismail Numan Telci is the Acting President of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) in Turkiye. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and a lecturer at the Middle East Institute at Sakarya University. His research focuses on the politics and international relations of the Middle East and Africa with a particular focus on the Gulf countries, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Sahel Region, as well as Turkish foreign policy toward these regions and beyond. He is the editor of Middle Eastern Studies, a quarterly journal and the Middle East Press, both published by ORSAM. In addition to scholarly works, his commentaries and opinions appeared in international media outlets including TRT World, Al Jazeera, BBC, Deutsche Welle and Le Monde.