Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his doctorate in political science from the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London in 2007. Ciddi continues to author scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, as well as participate in media appearances. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at Georgetown University, Ciddi also serves as the executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies.
Ciddi was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom. He was previously an instructor at Sabanci University between 2004 and 2008 and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution between 2007 and 2008. Distinct from his articles and opinion editorials, Ciddi is the author of Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People’s Party: Secularism and Nationalism (Routledge, January 2009), which focuses on the electoral weakness of the Republican People's Party.
Between 2008 and 2011, he established the Turkish Studies program at the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies.