Mehmet Yanmış has a doctorate in the sociology of religion. He is studying the identity, religion and tradition of the modern Kurdish community, as well as Islamophobia inthe Islamic world. Book in Turkish: Çözümden Çatışmaya Kürt Meselesi (2012-2016), 2017; Yakın Dönemde Kürtler: Kimlik, Din, Gelenek, 2017. Also, Resurgence of the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey: How Kurds View It. Washington: Rethink Institute. 2016.