Graduating from Lycée de Galatasaray and the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University, Özdem Sanberk has served for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various positions - at the Turkish Embassies in Madrid, Amman, Bonn and Paris. He was also appointed to different offices at the Permanent OECD and UNESCO Representation. Between the years 1985 - 1987, he was the Foreign Policy Chief Advisor to the then Prime Minister Turgut Özal. From 1987 to 1991, he served as Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, from 1991 to 1995 as a permanent undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, and as the Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom in London between 1995 and 2000. Ambassador Sanberk retired in 2000 from his post at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has been the Director of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) until September 2003. He is one of the well known public intellectuals in Turkey whose views are frequently called upon by various circles.