UNA-NY Ambassador Series

An Evening with Ambassador Namik Tan

Turkish Ambassador to the United States

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Registration and Reception
7:00 p.m. - Presentation

Columbia University Club of New York
15 West 43rd Street
New York, New York

Ambassador Namik Tan was appointed Ambassador of Turkey to the United States in February 2010. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Tan was Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for bilateral political affairs and public diplomacy. He was previously Ambassador of Turkey to Israel (2007-09).

Ambassador Tan joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. After working in the Department of Maritime Affairs, he was posted to Moscow as Second Secretary (1984-87). He then spent two years as First Secretary in Abu Dhabi.

After returning to Turkey, Mr. Tan served as the Deputy Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish President until 1991. He was later assigned to the Turkish Embassy in Washington, where he served as Counselor (1991-95) and First Counselor (1997-2001). Between these assignments, Mr. Tan served as Chief of Cabinet to the Turkish Foreign Minister.

Upon his return to Turkey in 2001, he first served as Head of the Department for the Americas, and was subsequently named Head of the Information Department in 2002. He went on to serve as the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-07).

Born in 1956, Ambassador Tan holds a law degree from Ankara University. Ambassador and Mrs. Fügen Tan have two children.


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