NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TURKEY PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, Baki Ilkin, today presented his credentials to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Previously, Mr. Ilkin served as Ambassador, Deputy Under-Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2004); Ambassador of Turkey to the United States (1998-2001); Ambassador of Turkey to the Netherlands (1996-1998); Ambassador, Director General, Special Advisor to the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1996); Ambassador of Turkey to Denmark (1990-1993); and Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan (1987-1990).
He also held the posts of Chief of Cabinet for the President of Turkey (1983-1987); Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1981-1983); Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy to the United Kingdom (1977-1981); and Chief of Cabinet for the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as Chief of Section for Greece, Turkish Department of Political Affairs (1975-1977).
In addition, Mr. Ilkin worked as First Secretary at the Embassy of Turkey to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1974-1975); Third and First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy to Greece (1970-1974); and Third Secretary at the Department of Cypriot-Greek affairs, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1969-1970).
Mr. Ilkin studied Political Science at the University of Ankara.
Born in Ankara on 3 October 1943, he is married with two children.
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