Professor, Abant Izzet Baysal University,
Yaşar Sarı is currently a professor at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey. Previously, he worked in the Department of International Relations at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, the International and Comparative Politics Department in the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. He successfully defended his dissertation in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia in October of 2008. Sarı has numerous published articles and book chapters that are mainly related to the Caucasus and Central Asian regions, Turkey, and Russia.