He received his BA in the field of History from Marmara University, and his MA in Middle Eastern History at İstanbul Bilgi University, currently he is a PhD candidate at Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Department of History. He worked as the representative of the Anadolu News Agency in Libya at 2012 and worked as an executive manager for a Turkish Company in Libya until the year of 2015. He worked as an Arabic-Turkish translator for some media organizations in Turkey as well. Kekilli's academic/analytic interests include Libyan history, policy and economy, religion and politics and security sector in Libya. His research interests include also Iraq history, policy and economy, religion and politics and security sector in Iraq.
Why did the Turkish delegation withdraw from the Conference on Libya held in Palermo, Italy? What is Turkey’s position on the Libyan crisis? What is at the source of the Libyan crisis? Could the Conference on Libya in Palermo be a solution to the crisis? Is a solution possible in Libya?