Fatih Şemsettin Işık is a deputy researcher at the TRT World Research Centre and a graduate student at the Department of International Relations in Central European University (CEU). Before that, he worked as a research assistant and social media coordinator at Al Sharq Forum. After completing his undergraduate studies at the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University in 2015, he finished his MA studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Şehir University in 2019. As a journalist, he contributed to the Daily Sabah newspaper between 2014 and 2016. His research interests include Israeli politics, EU-Middle East Relations, Turkish Politics and the role of diasporas in foreign affairs.