Command and Staff College
Sinan Ciddi, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
  • M.S. Pan-European Politics, University of Exeter
  • M.A. Turkish Studies, University of London, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
  • B.S. Business Management, University of London, King's College


Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2007. Ciddi has authored numerous scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy. Ciddi was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining MCU, Ciddi was the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies, based at Georgetown University (2011-2020). Between 2008-2011 he established the Turkish Studies program at the University of Florida's Center for European Studies. Ciddi continues to serve as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Selected Publications

Book “Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People's Party: Secularism and Nationalism” (Routledge, January 2009)

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