Foreign Ministry reshuffle of headquarters posts takes effect
The new reshuffle at the Foreign Ministry has taken effect. DAILY NEWS photoA decree concerning new appointments for around 15 ambassadorial posts at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Ankara, which includes the assignment of three new principal deputy undersecretaries, has taken effect, with the related Cabinet decision published in the Official Gazette on Jan. 24.
According to the decree, former Ambassador to China Murat Salim Esenli, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmet Murat Gün, and Director General for Multilateral Political Affairs at the headquarters Erdoğan Şerif İşcan, have become new principal deputy undersecretaries.
Turkey’s former Ambassador to Afghanistan Basat Öztürk, meanwhile, replaced İşcan.
Ambassador Hakkı Emre Yunt has become Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs and Hatice Aslıgül Üğdül has become Director General for Europe.
Ambassador Mustafa Babür Hızlan, Ambassador Şakir Özkan Torunlar and Ambassador Durmuş Ersin Erçin have all become Director-Generals for Bilateral Political Affairs.
Ambassador Mehmet Samsar has become Director General for Consulate Affairs, Ambassador Levent Murat Burhan has become Director General for Protocol Affairs, while Ambassador Mehmet Vakur Erkul has become head of the Directorship for Strategy Development.
Ambassador Derya Kanbay has become the head of Board of Audition and Ambassador Hüsnü Gürcan Türkoğlu has become a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board.
Ambassador Haydar Berk, Ambassador Ayşe Nur Alpaslan, Ambassador Ali Rifat Köksal and Ambassador Uğur Kenan İpek have been appointed as councilors for the Ministry.