Trump nominates David Satterfield as Turkey ambassador
Satterfield is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and has been Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs since 2017.
His appointment is not yet official as he must be confirmed by the Senate.
"Previously, Ambassador Satterfield served as the Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers in Rome, Italy from 2014 to 2017 and 2009 to 2013," the White House said in a statement.
Satterfield also assumed top posts at U.S. missions in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon.
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey, and Turkey's Washington Embassy followed suit in suspending non-immigrant visa services.
That followed the arrest of Metin Topuz, an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, for alleged ties to FETÖ, the group that is widely believed to have orchestrated the failed coup attempt of July 15, 2016.