Ismail Numan Telci is the Deputy Director of the Middle East Institute (ORMER) and an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations at Sakarya University. His research focuses on Egyptian politics, Arab revolutions and politics in the Gulf region. Telci was a visiting researcher at the Center for Civilizations and Dialogue of Cultures at Cairo University from November 2012 to August 2013. He is the author of Dictionary of the Egyptian Revolution. Telci is the editor of www.misirbulteni.com, a news webpage focusing on the recent developments in Egypt.