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Turkey Appoints Ambassador to Israel After 4 Years

Şakir Özcan Torunlar was appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to Israel. According to the information obtained from diplomatic sources, the new assignments of some ambassadors have been announced.

Accordingly, it was decided to appoint Ambassador Şakir Özkan Torunlar, who served as the Consulate General of Jerusalem in 2010-2014 and the Embassy in New Delhi between January 2017 and May 2021, to the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Turkey’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Sedat Önal, Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, and NATO Permanent Representative to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of America, Ambassador Zeki Levent Gümrükçü.

Ambassador Koray Ertaş, Special Counsel to Minister Çavuşoğlu to the London Embassy; Ambassador Çağatay Erciyes, Director General of Bilateral Political Affairs and Maritime-Aviation-Border to the Embassy of Athens; Selçuk Ünal, Syria Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Embassy of The Hague; Ambassador Nur Sağman, Director General of West and Central Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was brought to the Dakar Embassy.

It was decided to appoint Ambassador Murat Karagöz, Director General of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Embassy of Turkey in Lisbon, Erdem Ozan, Deputy Director General of Syria of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Embassy of Amman, and Ufuk Ulutaş, Head of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Embassy of the Vatican.

To the Embassy of Podgorica, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director General of Bilateral Political Affairs Maritime-Aviation-Border Barış Kalkavan, to the Embassy of Canberra Ufuk Gezer, Deputy Director General of South Asia of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Embassy of Djibouti from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Economic Cooperation and Emerging 8 Cenk Uraz, Deputy Director General of the Country Organization, was appointed.

Other names and places of duty conveyed by Çavuşoğlu are as follows:

Embassy of Luanda: Ufuk Ekici

Gaboron Embassy: Ahmet Idem Akay,

Jakarta Embassy: Talip Küçükcan

Nicosia Embassy: Metin Feyzioğlu

Brazavil Embassy: Mehmet Raif Karaca

Pristina Embassy: Sabri Tunç Angıl

Abidjan Embassy: Deniz Erdogan Barım

Kigali Embassy: Aslan Alper Yuksel

Mogadishu Embassy: İbrahim Mete Yagli

Dushanbe Embassy: Umut Acar

Kampala Embassy: Fatih Ak

Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe: Nurdan Bayraktar Golder

Accra Embassy: Hüseyin Güngör

Buenos Aires Embassy: Lifetime Budak

Ottawa Embassy: Esra Demir

Vilnius Embassy: Görkem Barış Tantekin

Lima Embassy: Serra Kaleli

Oslo Embassy: Gülin Dinç

Addis Ababa Embassy: Berk Baran,

Valletta Embassy: Erdeniz Sen

Luxembourg Embassy: Engin Yuru

Nur Sultan Embassy: Mustafa Kapucu,

Embassy of Brazil: Halil İbrahim Akça

Muscat Embassy: Muhammet Hekimoğlu

Tehran Embassy: Hijabi Swallow

Bucharest Embassy: Özgür Kıvanç Altan,

Kotonu Embassy: Mesut Koç

Ece Nagihan

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