M. Talha Çiçek is associate professor at Istanbul Medeniyet University. He studied Political Science at Sakarya University and received his Ph.D. from Sabancı University (Istanbul). He has been a visiting researcher at the Free University of Berlin (September 2009–August 2010) and learned Arabic at Kuwait University (September 2005–August 2006). He has done research in the Ottoman, Austrian, German, British, French and American state archives, focusing on the history of the Arab provinces under Ottoman rule at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth centuries. He is the winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences' the High Achiever Young Academics Award (2015). He was the British Academy's Newton Fellow at SOAS, University of London between 2016-2018. His research interests include the history of the modern Middle East, Islamic history, late Ottoman history and historiography, the socio-political history of Ottoman Syria and Arabia, Arab tribes under Ottoman rule, modern Turkish history, Empire Studies and World History. His articles have appeared in War and Society, New Perspectives on Turkey, Middle Eastern Studies and Die Welt des Islams. He is the author of the book, War and State Formation in Syria: Cemal Pasha’s Governorate during World War I (Routledge, 2014) and editor of Syria in World War I: Politics, Economy and Society (Routledge, 2015). Currently, he is working on the history of the Arab tribes from the late Ottoman period to the contemporary era.
- Edebiyat Fakültesi
- Tarih Bölümü
- Ana Bilim Dalı
- Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Tarihi Anabilim Dalı