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Mustafa Başkara is a distinguished scholar who attained his LL.B. from Ankara University in 2013, followed by the completion of his LL.M. in International Shipping Law at Queen Mary University of London in 2016. Presently, he is immersed in his doctoral studies in Maritime Law at Ankara University, a pursuit that underscores his commitment to academic excellence and scholarly pursuits. 

His professional journey includes a notable internship at the esteemed International Maritime Organization in 2016, where he gained invaluable insights into the intricacies of international maritime affairs. Subsequently, he served as a diligent research assistant at the Faculty of Law, Social Sciences University of Ankara, from 2017 to 2021, contributing significantly to the academic discourse in his field. 

During the period spanning from 2020 to 2022, Mr. Başkara distinguished himself as an advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Türkiye, where his expertise and counsel were instrumental in shaping legal policies and frameworks. 

Furthermore, since January 28th, 2021, he has assumed the esteemed position of CEO at the Ankara University National Center for Sea and Maritime Law, where he continues to drive forward initiatives and advancements in maritime legal scholarship and practice with remarkable acumen and dedication. Mr. Baskara has been appointed as the Director of the Mediterranean Climate Change Research Centre (AİDAM) since 2023, which will gain the status of regional activity centre on climate change under the UNEP/MAP Barcelona Convention.