Yalçın Akdoğan is an Associate Professor of Political Science. He received his Master’s degree in Communication from the Institute of Social Sciences of Anadolu University, Turkey, and completed his PhD in Politics and Social Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences of Marmara University, Turkey. Having started his journalism career as an intern at Milliyet daily newspaper, he later published İç Anadolu and wrote columns for the Yeni Şafak and Star newspapers. His publications include Politics and the Divine; Thoughts on Life and Politics; The European Union and Turkey’s Political Future; The AK Party and Conservative Democracy; and Civil-Military Relations: FETÖ from Conspiracy to Military Coup. Upon entering public service, he served as Advisor to the Chairman of the Justice and Development Party and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey. Akdoğan was elected to Parliament as a representative for Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, for three terms and served as Deputy Prime Minister in the 62nd, 63rd and 64th governments of the Republic of Turkey. Akdoğan currently serves in the Parliament as representative for Ankara.