Dr. Sezgin Mercan is the assistant professor of Department of Political Science and International Relations at Başkent University. His research topics are European Political History, Political, Economic, Social and Military Integration in Europe, Integration Theories, Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy of the EU, The EU Enlargement, Global and Regional Policies of the EU, Separatist Movements in the EU, Relations between the EU and the Middle East, Relations between Turkey and the EU. Dr. Mercan completed his bachelor studies at Başkent University, Department of Political Science and International Relations. He holds a M.A. degree in the European Union from Başkent University and a Ph.D. in European Studies from Dokuz Eylül University. He is the author of various journal and book articles like in Turkish Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Ankara Review of European Studies, The Academic Journal of the Middle East.