Mustafa Akyol
Mustafa Akyol
Mustafa Akyol is a Columnist in a Turkish daily newspaper (Referans), freelance writer in the U.S. media, and Director of International Relations at the Intercultural Dialogue Platform, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. He was educated in Political Science and International Relations at the Bogazici (Bosporus) University of Istanbul.

Mr. Akyol also writes extensively on Islam and he argues against Islamic extremism and terrorism from a Muslim point of view. Some of his articles have recently appeared on American or international publications like The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, The American Enterprise, National Review, Frontpage Magazine and IslamOnline. He is currently working on a book titled An Islamic Case for Liberty, which he plans to have published in 2006.
Education
1998. Bogazici (Bosporus) University, Istanbul, Turkey. M.S. in History

1996. Bogazici (Bosporus) University, Istanbul, Turkey. B.S. in Political Science and Internatonal Relations 1992. British High School, Istanbul, Turkey
Origin Science Activities
From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Akyol has been a fellow at the Science Research Foundation (SRF), the main champion of the ID cause in Turkey. He has spoken at more than 30 conferences across Turkey and in Europe about intelligent design, refutation of materialism, refutation of Darwinism, Islamic history and ethics. He has been featured in a number of interviews and debates on national (Turkish) and international television and radio. Since late 90's, he has been an active proponent of Intelligent Design (ID) theory, which he finds to be the most consistent theory of origins according to the available scientific data. He has written about the evidence for Intelligent Design and against the naturalistic theories of origins in many of his columns in the Turkish press and appeared national TV or radio programs on the same topic. He has also given seminars about ID and Darwinism in the following universities:
University of Warwick (Coventry, UK)
University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK)
Loughborough University (Loughborough, UK)
London School of Oriental and African Studies (London, UK)
Birmingham University (Birmingham, UK)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, US)
Mesa College (San Diego, US)
Loma Linda University (California, US)
Andrews University (Indiana, US)