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Born in Iraq, Ali Semin received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of International Relations of Gazi University.

Semin worked at various organizations in Iraq during the period between 1998 and 2001. During his undergraduate study, he had worked at Middle East Studies of Political Strategic Research Center (POLSAR). Between the years 2009 and 2010, he had worked as an analyst at Middle East-African Studies within the Institute of Strategic Thinking. He also worked at foreign trade units of different organizations. Ali Semin has been working as a specialist on Middle Eastern Studies in the Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BİLGESAM) since 2011. His main research areas are Middle Eastern policy, Turkey’s Middle East policy, ethnical and sectarian conflicts, energy policies in the Middle East, armed forces and terrorism, Turkey-Iraq relations, Iraq’s internal and external politics, Northern Iraq’s political structure, Turkmens, Iraqi Kurds’ relations with regional and global powers, Gulf countries, Iran, Syria and Egypt. Many of his analyses and articles on the Middle East have been published at various journals, new papers and websites both at national and international level. He has also participated in lots of national and international conferences and panels on Turkey and the Middle East which were held at universities in Turkey. Additionally, interviews made with him have been published at various newspapers, journals and websites.

Currently, Semin is pursuing his doctoral degree in the Department of International Relations of Gazi University, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Ali Semin speaks Turkmen (native language), Turkish, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Kurdish and English.