Turkey appoints new ambassadors
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has begun appointing new envoys to missions abroad, with the ministry’s spokesperson, Hami Aksoy, being be assigned as Ankara’s ambassador to Belgrade.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a phone conversation with some ambassadors to notify them on their new positions and extended his best wishes, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 8.
Turkey's current ambassador in Tokyo, Hasan Murat Mercan, will take up the post as ambassador to Washington.
Mehmet Güllüoğlu, the current head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), has been named Turkish ambassador in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The ministry also appointed Yunus Demirer as ambassador to Slovakia, Hatun Demirer as the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Ali Rıza Güney as ambassador to Iraq, Barış Ulusoy as ambassador to Lebanon, Burçin Gönenli as ambassador to Singapore, Turgay Tuncer as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Zafer Ateş as ambassador to Mongolia, and Volkan Işıkçı as ambassador to Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Başar Şen has been be assigned as ambassador to Berlin, Refik Ali Onaner to Paris, Ömer Gücük to Rome, Burak Akçapar to Madrid, Hakan Olcay to Dublin, Ahmet Demirok to Baku, and Korkut Güngen to Tokyo, daily Hurriyet reported.
Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu will be Turkey’s new envoy to Uruguay, Munis Dirik to Congo, Serhat Aksan to Paraguay, Fırat Sunel to India, Esin Çakıl to Bahrain, Vehbi Esgel Etensel to Cuba, Volkan Türk Vural to Guinea, Ledibe Gülhan Ulutekin to Panama, Adnan Keçeci to Morocco, Hüseyin Avni Aksoy to Mozambique, Ömer Ünsoy to New Zealand, Mustafa Pulat to Yemen and Nilgün Arı to Burkina Faso.