Turkish Embassy in Lisboa

Ambassador's Biography

                                      Personal information

                                      Born on 23.10.1953 in Gaziantep

                                     Married, one daughter

                                     Speaks English (Fluent) French (Fair)


                                     Educational background

1965-1972                                     Ankara College, High School,

1972-1976                                      B.A on International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University

1976-1977                                       M.A. on International Relations, 
                                     Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara Universitesi


                                      Diplomatic career

1977                              Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA);

1977-1980                     Third & Second Secretary at the Department of International

                                     Security Affairs, MFA;

1980-1982                     Second Secretary of the Turkish Embassy, New Delhi

1982-1985                                       First Secretary at the Turkish Permanent Mission to the United

                                     Nations, Office in Europe, Geneva;

1985-1987                                      Chief of Cabinet of the Under Secretary of the MFA;

1987-1991                     Political Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy, London;

1991-1993                     Director of Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, MFA

1993-1997                                      Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Turkish Mission to Organisation For

                                     Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Vienna;

1997-2001                                      Minister, Deputy Director General for Arms Control, Disarmament and OSCE, MFA;

2002-2005                     Ambassador of Turkey to India

2006-2009                     Director General for Multilateral Political Affairs, MFA                         

2009-2011                     Ambassador of Turkey to Greece

2011-2013                     Deputy Undersecretary for European and EU Affairs, MFA  

2013-2016                     Ambassador of Turkey to Austria

2016-                            Ambassador of Turkey to Portugal    


                                   Published articles   

                                     - Confidence and Security Building measures: From the Experience of OSCE leading to CICA,

                                   U.S.I. Journal, Vol. CXXXII,  October 2002,New Delhi

                                 - “Peace Support Operations”, Foreign Policy Journal, Quarterly Publication of

                                    the Foreign Policy Institute, 1-4/2007,Ankara.

                                 - The vision for Turkey on the UNSC, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Summer 2008,

                                    Vol.7.no:2, Ankara


                               Awards, Decorations and Certificates

                                 Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Black Sea Regional Security

                                Program, May-June 2001 (certificate)

                             - Top Diplomat Award for Excellence 2004, Indian Institute of Marketing and Management.

                                (Trophy and certificate)

                                 - Order of Orange Nassau, Her Majesty Beatrix Queen of Netherlands, 26 April 2013