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    UNIS/BIO/1172
    23 February 2018

    New Permanent Representative of Turkey presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 23 February (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations (Vienna), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ahmet Muhtar Gün, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Gün has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna (since February 2018); Deputy Undersecretary for Bilateral Political Affairs for America, Northeast Mediterranean, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, as well as International Security Affairs (2013-2018); Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (2010-2013); Deputy Director General for OSCE, Arms Control and Disarmament at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010); Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Directorate for International Security Affairs (2006-2007); Head of Section at NATO, Defence Planning and Policy Section, Brussels (Secondment) (2000-2006); First Secretary, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the Western European Union, Brussels (1995-2000); Second and First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Directorate for International Security Affairs (1993-1995); Second Secretary, Turkish Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (1991-1993); Third Secretary, Permanent Representative of Turkey to NATO, Brussels (1988-1991); Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Directorate for the International Organizations, and then at the Private Secretariat of the Undersecretary of the Ministry (1986-1988).

    Mr. Gün is a graduate from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University.

    Mr. Gün is married and has two children.

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