Barış comes from a political and linguistic sciences background. He holds a Master’s degree from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles on Political Science and a Bachelor degree from the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) on Translation and Interpretation. Barış is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at the Eastern Mediterranean University. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at EMU and as an interpreter for several EU projects. Since May 2018, he has been working as Project Assistant for Civic Space Project.