Jahja Muhasilovic is a Ph.D. candidate at The Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History based at Boğaziçi University. The Institute has a multidiscipline approach to the modern history of Turkey and the neighboring region. The subject of the Ph.D. thesis is ’Turkey’s Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sandzak Region’. He defended a Master Thesis on the subject of the ‘Image of the Ottomans and Turks in Bosnian History Textbooks’ and a BA Thesis on ’The Formation of Turkish Nation-State’. His area of expertise is Turkish foreign policy in the Balkans from historical, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, sociological, as well as other aspects, about which he has numerous publications.