New Permanent Representative of Turkey Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations, Feridun Hadi Sinirlio?lu, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

From 2015 until his latest appointment, Mr. Sinirlio?lu served as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Interim Government. From 2009 to 2015, he was Under Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having been Deputy Under Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs from 2007 to 2009.

Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Sinirlio?lu served as Turkey's Ambassador to Israel, having previously been Deputy Director General in charge of the Middle East and North Africa from 2000 to 2002. He was Chief Foreign Policy Adviser to President Suleyman Demirel from 1996 until 2000.

Mr. Sinirlio?lu's foreign assignments included a period as Political Counsellor at his country's Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York between 1992 and 1996. He was Special Adviser to the Deputy Under Secretary for Bilateral Political Affairs from 1991 to 1992, and First Secretary in the Department responsible for Greece in 1990.

Beginning his diplomatic career as First Secretary at Turkey's Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1988, Mr. Sinirlio?lu also served a stint as Second Secretary and then First Secretary at the Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1985.

Mr. Sinirlio?lu holds doctoral and master's degrees in political science and international relations from Bo?azici University, as well as a bachelor's degree in political science from Ankara University.

Born in 1956, he is married and has two children.

Source: United Nations.