He holds a BA (2006) in Islamic Education from Ankara University, and a MA (2009) in the Theological Studies from the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX. He earned his Ph.D. (2014) from the Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. His dissertation title is Turkish Response to the Christian Call for Dialogue. He is editor of a Turkish book, Birlikte Yaşama Kültürü ve Diyalog [Coexistence and Dialogue] which was published in 2014.
Some of his published papers include:
Cetinkaya, K. (2015). The importance of dialogue in Turkey. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 50, 167-173.
Cetinkaya, K. (2014). Three Turkish views of interfaith dialogue. In Nathan R. Kollar & Muhammad Shafiq (Eds.), Sacred texts and human contexts: A North American response to “A common word between us and you.” North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.