25 October 2012
Press Release
BIO/4428

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Biographical Note


New Permanent Representative of Turkey Presents Credentials

 


(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)


The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, Yaşar Halit «evik, presented his credentials today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


Prior to his latest appointment, Mr. «evik was Undersecretary for Political Affairs at his countryís Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2009, having previously served as Ambassador of Turkey to Syria from November 2004 to August 2009.


In addition to holding several positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2004, including that of Deputy Director-General of Central Europe and Baltic Region, he worked in the Prime Ministerís Office as Deputy Special Adviser in 1999.† In 1997, he served as First Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Beijing and in 1995, as Consul General of Turkey in Zurich.


From December 1993 to August 1995, Mr. «evik was Deputy Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, having served as Head of Section at the Ministryís Department of Maritime Affairs in 1993.† He was Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Athens in 1991 and Consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Athens in 1989.


In 1987, Mr. «evik was First Secretary at the Department of International Economic Organizations at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.† Prior to that, he was Consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Stuttgart in 1983 and Second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Khartoum in 1981.† He joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1979 as Third Secretary at the Department of Bilateral Economic Affairs.


Mr. «evik graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science in 1978.


Born in Golcuk-Kocaeli, Turkey, in 1955, he is married with two daughters.


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