Turkish Foreign Ministry reshuffles ambassadors
ANKARATurkish Ambassador to Iraq Faruk Kaymakçı has been assigned as Turkey’s permanent representative to the EU, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Oct. 14.
The Foreign Ministry’s human resources department head, Fatih Yıldız, has replaced Kaymakçı in Baghdad, at a time of heightened tension between Turkey and Iraq over the presence of Turkish soldiers at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq.
Also in the reshuffle Turkish Ambassador to Brazil Hüseyin Lazip Diriöz has been appointed to the Turkish Embassy in Moscow.
Turkey’s permanent representative the EU Selim Yenel, Ambassador to Cuba Hasan Servet Ökten, Ambassador to Luxembourg Salim Levent Şahinkaya, Ambassador to Russia Ümit Yardım, Ambassador to Uzbekistan Namık Güner Erpul, Ambassador to Slovenia Serra Kaleli and Ambassador to Eritrea Fırat Sunel have been recalled to Ankara.
Ayşe Berris Ekinci has been assigned as Turkey’s new ambassador to Cuba and Turkey’s permanent representative to World Trade Union (WTO) Mehmet Haluk Ilıcak has been assigned to Luxembourg. Kemal Madenoğlu, a principal consultant to the Prime Ministry, has replaced Ilıcak at the WTO.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s adviser İlhan Saygılı has been assigned as ambassador to Bern, Aykut Kumbaroğlu has been assigned to Asmara, Esen Altuğ has been assigned to Ljubljana, Ahmet Başar Şen has been assigned to Tashkent, and Evren Dağdelen Akgün has been assigned to Bangkok.