İbrahim Kalın

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İbrahim Kalın
Turkish Presidential Press Secretary
Assumed office
December 11, 2014
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Personal details
Born İbrahim Kalın
Istanbul, Turkey
Alma mater Istanbul University

İbrahim Kalın[1] (born 1971) is special adviser to Turkish President and the presidential spokesperson of Turkish President. He is also a senior fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the 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] From 2005 to 2009 he was the director of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research based in Ankara, Turkey.[2]

On December 11, 2014, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that İbrahim Kalın would be the first official Turkish Presidential Press Secretary.

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 c Bio on the Georgetown University website
  3. ^ a b c Bio at Oxford Islamic Studies
  4. ^ "Book lists '500 Most Influential Muslims': Top 20 inclusions seem to be less convincing and dictated". Islamic Voice. December 2009. Retrieved January 11, 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New title
Turkish Presidential Press Secretary