Haluk Dag was born in Ankara, Turkey. After completing an undergraduate degree in Public Relations, he started to work as a PR Officer at the Yapi Kredi Cultural Center in Istanbul (which is also the biggest publishing house in Turkey).
Between 2003 and 2011, he contributed to the organization and promotion of national/international cultural and academic events while also working as a freelance journalist for various Turkish media outlets.
After working for nearly a decade, he chose to pursue his long-standing goal of obtaining an MA degree. Completed in 2013, his MA degree in Journalism Studies from Concordia University (Montreal) focused on the application of the Peace Journalism model in conflict situations. His MA thesis analysed the Gaza flotilla crisis of 2010 between Israel and Turkey.
During his study, he also worked as a research assistant on the Concordia Science Journalism Project to improve the role of science journalism in Canada and helped to organize public deliberation events and academic conferences. Haluk joined IPSA in September 2015 to contribute with his experience to the preparation of IPSA World Congresses of Political Science.
Outside of work, running marathons and fishing are Haluk’s biggest passions. While in Turkey, he often spent his vacations fishing in the Mediterranean; now that he lives in Montreal, he has begun to explore Canada’s parks and lakes.