Arda Akçiçek is a political analyst and researcher, and a board member of Turkey-based Atlas Network partner Association for Liberal Thinking (ALT). He holds B.A. political science, and is a Ph.D. candidate. Akçiçek has been heavily involved in ALT since his time as an undergraduate, preparing research and policy papers and participating in its mission of promoting a pluralist, free society, living in peace and prosperity in a liberal democratic system of Turkey. He is the assistant editor of Liberal Düşünce, a periodical journal, and also writes op-eds at Hür Fikirler.