Member of Parliament from the Justice and Development Party in Turkey

Prior to his current role, he served as chief adviser to the Prime Minister, and president of the Ankara-headquartered SETA Foundation. Authoring four books in Turkish and two in English, Özhan  is a regular commentator on Turkish and international media, and columnist for various publications including Star Daily, Daily Sabah and The Middle East Eye. Özhan received his PhD in Politics and International Relations from Keele University. He currently serves as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Turkish Parliament.