Presidential aide assigned as Turkey’s new ambassador to Vatican
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has appointed new ambassadors to its missions across the world, with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu personally notifying the ambassadors on Sept. 13.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press advisor Lütfullah Göktaş was appointed as Turkey’s new ambassador to the Vatican.
Mehmet Kemal Bozay will be assigned as ambassador of the Permanent Delegation to the EU, Mehmet Samsar will be appointed to Moscow, while Cihad Erginay will be assigned as ambassador to Madrid.
Murat Ateş will be ambassador to Brasilia and Şefik Vural Altay will be assigned as ambassador to Buenos Aires. Kaan Esener is set to be appointed to the permanent representation of Turkey to the Council of Europe.
Ümit Yardım will be assigned to Vienna, while the ministry’s undersecretary, Ümit Yalçın, is set to be appointed to London.
Other assignments include Burak Özügergin to Athens, Basat Öztürk to Turkey’s Delegation to NATO, Murat Başçeri to Turkish Cyprus, Songül Uzan to Podgorica, Tuğrul Biltekin to Juba, Serhat Akser to Libya, İnci Ersoy to Paraguay, Yonca Özçeri to Abidjan, Onur Özçeri to Cotonou, Lale Ülker to Lisbon, Yağmur Güldere to Kiev, Kerim Uras to Ottawa, Fazlı Çorman to Oslo, Murat Onar to Bamako, Sadık Arslan to U.N. in Geneva, Alp Ay to Luanda, Özlem Ulueren to Akra, Yaprak Alp to Addis Ababa, Kerem Alp to Kampala, Gökhan Turan to Vilnius, Çağrı Sokar to Kosovo, and Ali Rıza Özcoşkun to Lima.