Hüseyin Silman completed his undergraduate studies at Ankara Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He received his MA degree in European Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.
Hüseyin started his professional career in 2007 at the Prime Ministry European Union Coordination Center with the task of horizontal coordination of the EU’s financial assistance to the Turkish Cypriot community and the harmonization of Turkish Cypriot legal and administrative structures with the EU acquis. During his tenure at the Center until 2019, Hüseyin took an active role in the negotiation process for the comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem. Since 2019, he has been working as the Project Coordinator of the “Possible: Freer, Stronger, More Ethical Journalism” Project, funded by the EU and implemented by the Turkish Cypriot Journalists Association. In addition, since 2014 he has been working at one of the leading thinktanks of the EU, the European Council on Foreign Relations, as an associate researcher where he has been conducting research and preparing reports on the foreign policy issues of the European Union.
He speaks fluent English and Greek.