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    UNIS/BIO/1337 
    16 August 2022 

    New Permanent Representative of Türkiye presents credentials 

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

    VIENNA, 16 August (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Türkiye, Levent Eler, presented his credentials today to the Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Dennis Thatchaichawalit.  

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

    Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2019- present); Ambassador to Yemen (2016-2019); Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Türkiye to the United Nations, New York (2011-2016); Head of Department (Greece), Deputy Directorate General for Northeastern Mediterranean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2011); Second and First Secretary, Deputy Directorate General for Bilateral Economic Affairs (Energy), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004); Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Türkiye to the United Nations, Geneva (1999-2002); Third Secretary, Turkish Embassy in Tbilisi (1997-1999); and Attaché, Department of United Nations and Deputy Directorate General for Bilateral Political Affairs (Aviation), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-1997).  

    Mr. Eler holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University, Türkiye and a Master’s degree from the Department of International Studies at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. 

    Mr. Eler is married and has two daughters. 

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