İbrahim Kalın
Presidential Spokesperson of the Republic of Turkey

İbrahim Kalın served as Assistant Undersecretary of State and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey before taking up his current post. He is the foundingdirector of the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) serving as its director from 2005 to 2009. His academic work focuses on the Islamic intellectual tradition and its relevance for the contemporary world. Dr Kalın has published widely on Islamic philosophy, Islam and the West and Turkish foreign policy.