Edebali Murat Akca is a Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. Before joining TRT World, he worked on Turkish foreign policy in think tanks. He worked with several NGOs on the university sector and international relations monitoring. Edebali holds a BA and MA in International Relations from Istanbul Ticaret University. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Turkish National Defence University in Istanbul. His research interests include Turkish politics; foreign, domestic and security.