He graduated from the Ankara Police Academy as an inspector in 1997 and worked in the Turkish National Police Counter-Terrorism Unit as a policy analyst. He earned an MA in journalism from Ankara University and an MA in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Utah.
In both his professional and academic work he has focused extensively on terrorism in Turkey, particularly Islamic and Kurdish terror networks (PKK and Hizballah). Mr. Uslu’s research interests include policing, Islamic and ethnic terrorism, and violence in social movements. (1)