I am a professor and faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University Istanbul, Turkey. I acted as a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs in Spring 2016. Previously, I was a faculty member and the Vice Chair of the Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey. I spent a post-doctoral fellowship in the International Water Law Research Institute at the University of Dundee, Scotland. My areas of research include: Middle East transboundary water politics, international water law, Turkey’s water policy, political geography and environmental security. I published extensively on the politics of water resources with an emphasis on the Euphrates Tigris river basin including a book volume entitled Building a Regime for the Waters of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin (Kluwer Law International, 2002). I co-edited a volume, Water Development and Poverty Reduction, with Olcay Unver and Rajiv Gupta published by the Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003). My latest co-edited volumes, Turkey’s Water Policy and Water Law and Cooperation in the Euphrates-Tigris Region has been published in 2011 by Springer and in 2013 by Brill, respectively. I published articles in the International Negotiation Journal, Water International, Water Policy, Journal of International Affairs, and the Global Governance. I worked as Advisor to the President of the Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration from 2001 to 2003.I am the founding member of the EuphratesTigris Initiative for Cooperation (ETIC), which was established in May 2005.