Khaled Khoja

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Khaled Khoja
Arabic: خالد خوجة
Turkish: Halit Hoca
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President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
In office
4 January 2015 – 5 March 2016
Prime MinisterAhmad Tu'mah
Vice PresidentHisham Ibrahim Marwah[1]
Preceded byHadi al-Bahra
Succeeded byAnas al-Abdah
Personal details
Born (1965-07-04) 4 July 1965 (age 56)
Damascus, Syria
Political partyIndependent
Future Party (2019-)[2]
Alma materİzmir University

Khaled Khoja (Arabic: خالد خوجة‎, Turkish: Halid Hoca, born 4 July 1965) is a Syrian-Turkish politician. He was the president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces from 2015 to 2016.[3] He was born to a Turkish family, and can speak both Turkish and Arabic. He is a Turkish citizen since 1993.[4]

Khoja was born in Damascus in 1965. His ethnic background is Syrian Turkmen. During the rule of President Hafez al-Assad Khoja was detained twice and later studied medicine in University of Izmir, Turkey. After the Syrian uprising began in 2011, Khoja participated in founding of several opposition groups, including the Syrian National Council in October 2011. Before being elected as a National Coalition president he served as the National Coalition's representative in Turkey.[5] Khoja resigned from the National Coalition on 25 April 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Vice President of the Coalition". Etilaf. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Davutoğlu'nun partisinin kurucusu cihatçı ÖSO'nun lideri çıktı!". BirGün (in Turkish).
  3. ^ "Syrian opposition elects new leader". The Times of Israel. AP. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Former Syrian opposition leader becomes Turkish opposition politician". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 2020-12-28.
  5. ^ "Profile: Khaled Khoja, Syria opposition chief". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Three Syria opposition coalition members resign over 'Russian control of peace talks'". Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. 25 April 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
President of the Syrian Opposition
Succeeded by