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Mehmet Aydın was born in 1943 in Elazığ. He graduated from the Faculty of Theology at Ankara University in 1966 and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in 1971. He has taught both religion and philosophy at various universities, and served as Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Dokuz Eylül University, from 1993 to 1999.