Professor, Marmara University & Senior Fellow, TRT World Research Centre,
Talip Küçükcan is a Professor of Sociology at Marmara University in Istanbul and a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2015-2018). Küçükcan is the former Head of the Turkish Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe and a Member of Foreign Relations Committee. He was among the founding team of the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) and its former Director of Foreign Policy Research. Küçükcan is specialised in foreign relations with a focus on Middle Eastern affairs, Turkey- EU relations, transnational migration, freedom of religion, and Muslim minorities in Europe. He is a regular commentator on national and international media.