Ziya Meral is a London based Turkish analyst and researcher and a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Cambridge. He has published broadly in Turkish and English on a diverse range of topics from Turkish and Middle Eastern politics to Islam, human rights, literature and philosophy. He is widely respected for his non-partisan analysis and in-depth field research experience in various countries in the Middle East. He has briefed various governments and given lectures and talks at leading academic and political institutions including the US Congress, UK House of Commons and House of Lords.