is a German-Turkish journalist and author born in Germany. She writes about Culture, Immigration, Identity and Minority Policies in Germany and Turkey. She has studied Political Science in Germany and Conflict Studies at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She has been living in Istanbul for the last two years and working as a Communication Manager and journalist as well as author for German Media. She contributes to Die WELT, Die WELT am Sonntag, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, TONIC, The European and more. Currently, Cigdem Toprak is a MA-Student at the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies at King´s College London.