Khaled Khoja

Khaled Khoja
President of the Syrian Opposition
In office
4 January 2015  5 March 2016
Prime Minister Ahmad Tu'mah
Vice President Hisham Ibrahim Marwah[1]
Preceded by Hadi al-Bahra
Succeeded by Anas al-Abdah
Personal details
Born (1965-07-04) 4 July 1965
Damascus, Syria
Nationality Syrian Turkmen
Political party Independent
Alma mater İzmir University

Khaled Khoja (Turkish: Halid Hoca; born 4 July 1965) was President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces from 2015 to 2016.[2]

Khoja was born in Damascus in 1965. His ethnic background is Syrian Turkmen. During the rule of President Hafez al-Assad Khoja was detained twice and later studied medicine in University of Izmir, Turkey. After the Syrian uprising began in 2011 Khoja participated in founding of several opposition groups, including Syrian National Council in October 2011. Before being elected as a National Coalition president he served as National Coalition's representative in Turkey.[3]


  1. "Vice President of the Coalition". Etilaf. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  2. "Syrian opposition elects new leader". The Times of Israel. AP. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. "Profile: Khaled Khoja, Syria opposition chief". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hadi al-Bahra
President of the Syrian Opposition
Succeeded by
Anas al-Abdah
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