Kerim Balci

Chief Advisor, Human Rights Solidarity; Founder, OnlineHizmet

Kerim Balci is a Turkish writer, journalist, academic and human rights activist. He is recently the Chief Advisor of London Based Human Rights Solidarity Balci served as the editor in chief of Turkish Review, and as a columnist at Today’s Zaman and Zaman dailies.

Balci studied his BA in Physics and Political Science at Bogazici University of Turkey, his MA in Islam and Modern Middle East at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in linguistics at Durham University of the UK. He is currently an LLM student at Leeds Law School of the UK. He lectures at the US-based Respect Graduate School on topics like Islamic logic, epistemology, and hermeneutics. In the UK he is active within the Muslim community, both acting as a mentor and community organiser – during the COVID-19 pandemic he initiated and still continues with online initiatives such as “OnlineHizmet” to inform and inspire the Muslim community.

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