Caglar Kurc is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He is a Fulbright Fellow at the MIT Security Studies Program for 2012-2013 term. His research interests includes defense procurement, defense industries, privatization of security and security policy. His research focuses on cultural and political factors that are affecting defense procurement decision making process in Turkey. He holds MA in War Studies from King's College London, University of London.