Ümit Yalçın appointed as Turkey’s envoy to London
Former undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Ümit Yalçın has been appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to London as part of a reshuffle in the ministry under the new presidential governance system, state-run Anadolu Agency reported citing diplomatic sources.
Yalçın will replace Ambassador Abdurrahman Bilgiç, who has served as Turkey’s envoy to the United Kingdom since 2014.
With the new governance system coming into force, the position of undersecretaries and deputy undersecretaries within the entire bureaucratic system has been abolished. It has been replaced by the position of deputy ministers.
On Aug. 7, former undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Sedat Önal, Turkey’s permanent representative to the European Union Faruk Kaymakçı, and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s advisor Yavuz Selim Kıran have been appointed as deputy ministers.
Ümit Yalçın had served as undersecretary since 2016.