Professor Sirkeci currently is my Line Manager, although we have known each other for a good 15 years as colleagues, scholars and peers. Ibrahim is an accomplished demographer and quantitative researcher, who also has launched a number of journals through his publishing house. He is the most cited author at Regent’s University London and has supervised a decent number of doctoral students to completion. I like working with Ibrahim because he’s efficient, pragmatic, knows his stuff, and how to make things happen. Even better, he’s a good soul with a dry sense of humour. A trusted colleague and friend – let him take you out for Turkish food and talk football!