Education
Proficiency in English at the University of Cambridge.

Studies at the University of Ankara from 1981 to1987 with Arabic as major subject and supplementary exams in Persian and Turkish.
MA at the University of Copenhagen in 1991 Arabic as major and Turkish as minor subject.
Supplementary exam in ancient Hebrew at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Copenhagen.
Visiting research fellow at Bosporus University, Istanbul, 2001. Subject: The Islamic discourse in Turkey.
Examination for the interpreter's certificate at the Copenhagen School of Economics & Business Administration 2003.
Lessons in Arabic calligraphy at the Caferağa Madrasah in Istanbul 2006 ľ 2007.



Experience
Translator in Danish, English and Turkish since 1970
Turkish translator in the city court of Copenhagen from 1978 to 1981
Studies in Ankara from 1981 to 1987
Translation from English to Turkish for the publishing house ▄mit in Istanbul from 1982 to 1987
Reporter for Turkish Daily News
English translator since 1998
Teacher in Turkish and Arabic at Studieskolen since 1995
Teacher in Turkish at Virksomhedsskolen 2000
Turkish translator by state appointment since 2004
Part time associate professor in Turkish at Copenhagen University 2004 - 2005
Member of an appeal committee in connection with the exam for authorised translators at Copenhagen Business School 2007
Author of the chapter  "Musikkens Istanbul" [The Music of Istanbul] in the book Tyrkernes Istanbul [Istanbul of the Turks] (Klim 2009)
Author of the book Antioch on the Orontes - A History and a Guide (Hamilton 2012. A University Press of America imprint). Please see http://www.amazon.com/Antioch-Orontes-A-History-Guide/dp/0761858636.

Right now: Living in Antiochia ad Orontem (Antakya, Turkey), writing the books:

Antakya - Doğunun Krališesi [Antioch, The Queen of the East] and

How to Understand a Turk: A Biography of Turkey