İbrahim Kalin

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İbrahim Kalın
Turkish Presidential Press Secretary
Assumed office
December 11, 2014
PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Personal details
İbrahim Kalın

(1971-09-15) September 15, 1971 (age 48)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party
Alma materIstanbul University

İbrahim Kalın[1] (born September 9, 1971) is a special adviser to the President of Turkey and the presidential spokesperson. He is also a senior fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.[2]

Kalin received his B.A. from the University of Istanbul and Ph.D. from George Washington University.[3] From 2002 to 2005 he was a faculty member at the Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.[2] He is a founding member and director from 2005 - 2009 of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research based in Ankara, Turkey.[4]

On December 11, 2014, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that İbrahim Kalın would be the first official Turkish Presidential Press Secretary. In November 2018 he was appointed as Chief Adviser to President Erdogan.[5]

Selected works[edit]

As author
  • Knowledge as Light. Critical Remarks on M. Hairi Yazdi's Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy: Knowledge by Presence. In: American Journal of Islamic and Social Sciences. Vol. 16 (1999), pp. 85–97 (online).
  • Islam and the West, 2007 (2007 Writers Association of Turkey award for best book)[3]
  • Knowledge in later Islamic philosophy. Mullā Ṣadrā on existence, intellect, and intuition. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010.
  • Islam in Turkey. Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010.
As editor
As contributor[3]
  • MacMillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd Edition
  • MacMillan Encyclopedia of Religion 2nd Edition
  • Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World


  1. ^ "İbrahim Kalın kimdir?" [Who is İbrahim Kalın?] (in Turkish). Habertürk. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bio on the Georgetown University website
  3. ^ a b c Bio at Oxford Islamic Studies
  4. ^ University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown. "Ibrahim Kalin". berkleycenter.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  5. ^ "Turkey appoints new ambassadors, chief advisers - Turkey News". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  6. ^ "Book lists '500 Most Influential Muslims': Top 20 inclusions seem to be less convincing and dictated". Islamic Voice. December 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2017.

External links[edit]

Political offices
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New title
Turkish Presidential Press Secretary

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