Suat Kiniklioglu is currently a freelancing consultant based in Stockholm, Sweden. Before that, he was a fellow with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (2019- 2021) and an academic visitor at Oxford University’s St. Antony’s College Middle East Center (2018-2019). He was a resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago (2015) and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington D.C. (2014).
Mr. Kiniklioglu served in the Turkish Parliament from 2007 to 2011. While in parliament, he was Chairman of the Turkey–U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group and spokesman of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee. He also served as deputy chairman responsible for foreign affairs of the Justice and Development Party. He is a keen observer of Turkish politics and has spent considerable time working on Turkish foreign and security policy with a particular interest in Turkish-Russian relations, Black Sea security, and Turkey’s strategic orientation.