C. Kani Torun is the Founder of Doctors Worldwide, a medical relief agency. Formally trained in medicine, Torun graduated from Istanbul University and worked as a doctor and as an academic in various parts of Turkey for many years. He worked as CEO of Doctors Worldwide for 10 years whilst based in the UK and upon returning to Turkey was appointed as Turkish Ambassador to Somalia in 2011. During this time, he worked on conflict resolution, peace-building and state-building in Somalia. In 2014, he was appointed as Chief Advisor to the Turkish Prime Minister and was elected the MP for the constituency of Bursa in June 2015 and currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Turkish Parliament.