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Baybars Örsek was born in İstanbul in 1986. He holds his Bachelors degree in International Relations from İstanbul Bilgi University and obtained Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabancı University. Baybars Örsek is pursuing his PhD program on Political Science at Yeditepe University.

Baybars Örsek performed in the Non-governmental Organization activities during his higher education life, alongside his participations in politics. He acted as project coordinator primarily in Young Leaders of Anatolia and in many others. Working voluntarily in a think-tank in Toronto for the children to reach private educational institutions, Örsek achieved success in the USA capital Washington DC with being the first non-American citizen positioned as intern in ‘Turkish Coalition of America’ in 2010. In 2010, Baybars Örsek attended a one-month programme on ‘Preventing political conflicts’ at the University of Maryland and in this respect, he pioneered in organizing a workshop on citizen diplomacy between Turkey and Armenia with the participation of Turkish and Armenian university students and getting the results available for public. Baybars Örsek attended two different political exchange programs covering Lebanon, Qatar and United Arab Emirates and shared ideas with the leading characters of the mentioned countries in politics, economy and social issues.

Baybars Örsek is the founder of the New York based consulting firm Orsek Consulting and is currently Chairman of the Board at İzlemedeyiz Derneği which is mostly known by Doğruluk Payı, a fact-checking site in Turkey and a member of Board of Trustees at Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). Orsek is also a board member at the International Fact-Checking Network

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