Tuğçe Ersoy Öztürk is graduated from Galatasaray University, Faculty of Communication. She pursued her studies in France at Université Lyon II, Political Studies Institute, Center for Research on Mediterranean and Near East. She obtained her Master’s degree from Middle East Technical University, in the field of International Relations, Middle East Studies Program. In 2010-2012, she worked as research fellow on Middle Eastern issues and as program coordinator at the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM). Currently, she is pursuing her PhD studies at Marmara University, Middle East Institute. She is employed as a research fellow for the Middle East Research division at Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM).