Suleyman Elik is currently working at Istanbul Medeniyet University, the Faculty of Political Science/ International Relations. After he completed his PhD in Durham University, he used to work at the Energy Institute of School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK) as a Visiting Research Fellow and thought “Middle East Politics” in Newcastle University/ Politics department, acting module leader of “the Politics of Middle East” from October 2009 to June 2010. Dr. Elik is International Security Studies fellow at the Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM). He is author of a book; “Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States,” (London: Routledge, 7th October 2011).