Memet Kılıç holds law degrees from the universities of Ankara (Turkey) and Heidelberg. During his studies, he worked as an academic assistant at the European Documentation Centre of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Member of Heidelberg City Council. Since 2009, Kılıç has represented his constituency of Pforzheim and Enzkreis in the Bundestag as an MP of The Greens.