Erol Kaymak is a Professor of International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University. He has served as primary analyst or otherwise contributed to public opinion surveys and research reports on Cyprus for various organizations including the United Nations in Cyprus (UNFICYP), CEPS, Interpeace, CIVICUS, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and other organizations. He is co-founder and former director of a Cyprus-based think tank, the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD).
Alongside research and academia, he straddles politics and public diplomacy. Since 2016 he has been serving as Co-Coordinator for the Cyprus Chapter of the Greek Turkish Forum that aims to contribute to bilateral relations between Greece and Turkey. He also served as an advisor to the Turkish Cypriot presidential office for Cyprus negotiations. Dr. Kaymak is a founding member of the People’s Party (Halkın Partisi) in North Cyprus and served in the party assembly.