10 December 2004
New Permanent Representative of Turkey Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 10 December (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ahmet Ertay, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ertay was serving as the Deputy Under Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkey.
Mr. Ertay has served in a variety of functions in the course of his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These include as Chief Legal Adviser (2001-03); Member of the Board of Inspectors (2000-01); Minister, Head of Personnel Department (1993-96); Head of Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs (1992-93); Head of Section and Deputy Head of Department in Administrative and Financial Affairs Department (1986-88); Head of Section, Personnel Department (1980-82).
Mr. Ertay has also served in other functions including as Ambassador to Kuwait (1996-2000); Consul General, Stuttgart, Germany (1988-92) and Counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in Bonn, Germany (1982-86).
Mr. Ertay completed his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Ankara. He is married and has two children.
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