Cengiz Çandar

Cengiz Çandar, a political columnist for the Turkish daily Sabah, is a lecturer on Middle Eastern history and politics at Bilgi University in Istanbul. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a special advisor to President Turgut Özal of Turkey. A founding member of the New Democracy Movement in Turkey, he helped launch the Movement for Democracy in the Balkans. He was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from April to September 1999 and is currently a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace.