Zergün Korutürk

- Finished secondary school, Kent College, Tunbridge wells, UK.

- Graduated from University of Madrid and Escuela Diplomatica

- Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977

- 1977-1979 Second Secretary at the Directorate General of Multilateral Political Affairs, MFA

1979-1981 Second Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

1981-1984 Second and First Secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow

1984-1986 First Secretary at the Deputy Directorate General of Multilateral Political Affairs, M.F.A

1986-1990 First Secretary and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the OECD in Paris

1990-1992 Head of Section at the Department of International Organizations, M.F.A.

1992-1993 Head of Section and later Head of the CSCE Humanitarian Affairs Department, M.F.A.

1993-1994 Foreign Policy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister

1994-1997 Counsellor and First Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Lisbon

1997-1999 Head of America, Pacific and the East Department and later; Head of Human Rights Commission and Court Department, M.F.A.

1999-2000 Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Director General of the Central Europe and the Baltics, M.F.A.

2000-2002 Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Director General for European Union Political Affairs, M.F.A

2002-2007 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Portugal

January 2007-April 2008 Chief of Cabinet and Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic

April 2008-Nov 2009 Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for EU & European Affairs)

November 2009 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Kingdom of Sweden
She has lectured at NYU, Harvard University and McGill University, as well as various Universities and think thanks in Portugal on Turkish-EU Relations.

Mrs. Korutürk speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. She is married to Ambassador Selah Korutürk and has 2 children.

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