Academic, Foreign Policy Analyst and Journalist with broad work experience as executive director, bureau chief, columnist, and editor. Experience includes executive directorship of the Washington-based Turkish think tank, SETA Foundation as well as Washington bureau chief of Turkish media outlets such as STAR, CNN Türk, Haber24. Publications and appearances in major media outlets including BBC, Washington Times, Al-Jazeera English, Al-Jazeera Arabic, Open Democracy, The National and Foreign Policy. Yilmaz worked for Al Jazeera Türk as Head of Quality Assurance. He is currently teaching at Marmara University, Foreign News Editor at Star Newspaper and Visiting Fellow at European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He was a member of IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies).