PhD, and an Associate Professor at Marmara University, Institute of Middle East and Islamic Countries. She received her PhD in International Relations at Ankara University. She has worked as a Visiting Researcher in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London where she also carried out her post-doctoral research. Bolme has extensively published on Turkish foreign policy, the Middle East, Turkey-US affairs, NATO, and defence and security issues. Her PhD thesis, titled “US Military Base Politics and Turkey: A Study on İncirlik Air Base”, was published as a book in 2012.